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DeadlyBlondeArcher (Aug 2, 2004)
Courtney and her horse, Promise. Requested by a friend of Courtney's mother as a gift to her. (Happy 16th birthday, Courtney, and congratulations on your recent win - I hope Promise's injury gets well quickly. - He is a beautiful horse and I enjoyed painting him. :)

I can't be certain that I captured Courtney's likeness exactly - her eyes were shadowed by the hat and pretty blurry in the photograph I went by, so I did the best I could from what I could see. I hope her eyes are blue!!
DeadlyBlondeArcher (Aug 2, 2004)
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ShadowKitten (Aug 4, 2004)
wow nice picture... but do people really ride horses in suits and ties???
laurael (Aug 4, 2004)
Wow...this is absolutely beautiful. I used to ride horses and it was the best feeling in the world to just let them run! I miss that, a whole lot. Maybe someday...again...
Pantera (Aug 4, 2004)
Very very nice, beautiful horse and girl :)
LovelyLori (edited Aug 4, 2004)
yes they do shadow, when they are performing horses, riding in shows... I live in a town that's real big on horses, they do it all the time
dba, that horse rules! awesome awesome job on the whole thing
emmamommalag (Aug 4, 2004)
Wow! Great job, Cindy. The horse, itself looks like a photo. Courtney and her mom are gonna love this picture.
starmarked (Aug 5, 2004)
This is such a nice photo DBA. I especially like how you drew the horse's mane (sp?)'s just all great!
diver2026 (Aug 5, 2004)
beautiful as usual - the horse is especially impressive
davincipoppalag (Aug 5, 2004)
Wonderful job on the material of her jacket and on the horse! This is great. She's very cute too.
friend (Aug 5, 2004)
Is this in the showcase? cuz if it isn't it should be!!! It look SO real! this is one of the best!
TriggerHappy (Aug 5, 2004)
Holy cow! I'm speechless! well, not quite because I don't expect anything less from you DBA. But man, this looks just like a photograph! You've outdone yourself this time
Aubrey (Aug 5, 2004)
Very cool horse and photo in general. Hope the girl has a really happy birthday. This is a great gift to give her.
mooseflower (Aug 5, 2004)
wow, you never cease to amaze me with your realism! I love how you got the fuzzy edge around the stripe, most people seem to make it just a solid white patch. She'll love it :)
gloworm043 (edited Aug 5, 2004)
Well DBA, you did an outstanding job on's identical to Courtney and Promise. It looks just exactly like the photo. And her eyes are blue so you guessed right. Her Mom is just overwhelmed by this finish, and I know that when Courtney sees this, she'll just love it. I can't thank you enough for doing this for her...Bless you, Cin..:)
TiggerTiger (Aug 5, 2004)
*stares* fantastic job! What an amazing amount of talent you have. That horse is great!
DeadlyBlondeArcher (Aug 5, 2004)
Tell Courtney's mom she's very welcome... they are both so pretty that I enjoyed every minute of doing this. (And tell her Hey backatcha from one Texas gal to another :)
horsegirl615 (Aug 6, 2004)
very nice. horses are pretty hard to capture, but you did well. she must be a very talented rider to do dressage at such a young age
LEELEE (Aug 10, 2004)
well done...i wish i knew how to do this looks so real...nice job
sapphirefairy47 (Aug 18, 2004)
I absolutely love horses! That is just like a photo! AMAZING! SPECTACULAR! (-'u'-) Kirby cheers for you!
vamp (Dec 10, 2004)
you have a nice way of drawing
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