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“Fox Hunt” – a portrait by Pam Astonia   2 comments

First, I would like to than Pam Astonia for her amazing work on this. She is an awesome artist and friend with a wild and wacky sense of humor that I adore. It takes one to know one, for sure! You may peruse her palatable portfolio of portraits here:

Pam helped me to put together a real life dream I had many years ago as a young lad of 15 or so. My father was a catalyst for my sisters in their pursuit of various hobbies, one being the Equestrian world. He bought them each a horse and they were given space at a local barn/stable within walking distance of our house. They both immediately took to this life like a bee to honey. It soon became apparent that they had it in their blood as they both became champions and their rooms were lined with hundreds of ribbons and trophies the had been awarded in the sport of open jumping.

Now my father was also an Equestrian enthusiast and every Sunday, they would go to Radnor Hunt Club after church and go fox hunting with their club members. I wanted no such part of chasing down a fox and killing it so I said NFW. Not goin’ there, not gonna do it! Period, end of story. That would be like killing the Easter bunny or Bambi to me.

Well after a few years, I learned that they did not really kill the fox. It was against their club rules to do so. All they would do is chase him. The dogs would pick up a scent and begin leading them all over tarnation, jumping fences, fording streams, just a big ole ride on thousands of acres of land around the club for an hour or two.

I was ready! Only a few problems though…. I didn’t have a horse. And I did not know how to ride. And I did not have the clothing they wore during such celebration. So I never had the adventure.

Recently, I became involved in the Equestrian world in SL. So I decided to create this dream as closely as possible in SL. I believe Pam has helped me to succeed in this as closely as possible with “Fox Hunt.” Thanks again, my dear friend. (no foxes were virtually hurt in the creation of this work   😛  )

<b><u>Style Card:</u></b>
Shape by Maverick Avatars
Skin by Belleza
Hair by Bad@zz
Earrings Created by Chrissy Ambrose
Shirt, vest, prim collar and tucked tie by sf design “L’Amour” rouge collection
Special edition mens jacket by sf design “elysium” collection
White Hunting Breeches and Corset Laced gloves by @CT@
Mens riding boots by [Hoorenbeek]
Equestrian Helmet w/resize script by “unknown”

Horse by Champion “{BTP} Michaleen” Buckskin Quarterhorse

Mimi’s Choice sells sf designs and [Hoorenbeek]


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