Now, I'm not the moderator for this forum, Darrell is, but I just HAD to post a hearty welcome to those from the Guild that have decided to check out the WC community.
I hope Darrell will forgive me!
I am VERY glad to see the Art Guild coming on board here. We just don't have enough equine artists to get a proper critique on our work.
If you are brave sort or want to improve your techniques or conformation, there is a Critiques Forum where people can post their work and have it critiqued by other artists. We really could use some expert equine voices in there. The critics are a pretty gentle lot, but if you hesitant about posting your own work, some words of wisdom would be nice to hear. There's always something I did you can brutually tear apart
I would really appreciate some words of wisdom on the Friesian I posted in there -- a few members are all for having me flare his nostrils. On any other breed I'd probably have done it already, but from all the pictures I've seen of Fries horses, I've not seen many with their nostrils flaring unless they are under a lot of strain. I'm not a Friesian expert, but IMHO it stands to reason that this is due to their cold-blooded breeding -- they should be more calm and easy-going than other breeds.
What say the wise ones? Flare or no flare?
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<FONT COLOR="#8A1010">Cuir a-mach an Sasannach, thoir a-staigh an cù, 's tog an teine gu math . .*. bidh oidhche fhuar ann a-nochd.</FONT c>
-- <FONT size="1">Put out the Englisman, bring in the dog, and stoke the fire well . . . it will be a cold night tonight.</FONT s>
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