Monday, 25 June 2018

Summer Solstice Update

Hello everyone, Happy Summer Solstice!

In Canada, we have to take advantage of the summer months since we get such cold weather in the winter, so I have been busy spending lots of time with my horses and out at the racetrack working hard. It has been some time since I have shared photos of my horses so I thought I would make a fun post today to give you an update on them.

Fallon is my older horse, we initially got her as a yearling who had no human contact. Now, she is 17 and such a great partner!

My younger horse, Lyrae, just recently turned 3 years old and has been a blast to develop a relationship with. She is very smart and sensible. To top it off, she is a really cool color and it has been interesting to see her change over the seasons from a light buckskin in the winter to very dark in the summer!

Thanks for reading, we now have our first tutorial video posted to youtube so make sure you like, share & subscribe to our channel! Yellow Bird Acres on Youtube

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Things to come in 2018

Hey all,

Summer is here and the studio is busy as ever, I'm working on 4 saddles currently and in the process of making a tutorial video, so keep posted as I will share it once it is ready. This will be my first tutorial ever so hopefully it turns out well! It will be on how to make an english saddle tree.

I am also loving the new Premier Collection horse, Bristol, I could not be happier with my first year joining the club. I can't wait to dress him up more and three of the saddles I am working on are meant to fit him!

So stay tuned with Yellow Bird to see all our studio will be offering in 2018!

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Spring Round Up Live Show

Recently I was able to attend a live show in my local area where I showed in Performance for the first time, which seems like it would be a big thing for a tackmaker. Overall, I was happy with how I did in the show and I had a lot of fun, my main goal was to enter every Performance class which was accomplished. A huge bonus was that I was able to place in every class and won 1st in Costume and 2nd in English Pleasure. Here are some photos of my entries!

Friday, 13 April 2018

NMTM 2018 and more

This month has been sort of a catch-up month here at Yellow Bird Acres- catching up with the Model Horse Costume Challenge and the official start to National Model Tack Month. So, the workbench has kept warm and I have some pictures to show so enjoy!

The costume challenge has been fairly interesting for me as this is the first costume I have made. The tassels and cowries were the scariest parts but I found both went together well.

The halter was made using a pattern usually used with paracord commonly referred to as trilobite. 

Saddle was sculpted using Super Sculpy.

This is my National Model Tack Month challenge, a classic scale cutback saddle set. 


Last but not least, I am still chipping away to finish my Witcher 3 set, the bridle will be made with a leather armor mask. After the bridle is complete, the breastcollar and a griffin head will be sculpted to finish it off. 

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everybody! It seems everyone is happy to say goodbye to 2017 and welcome 2018. We are pretty happy about it because we just launched our new website!

Check it out at

We have many plans in the works for 2018 (including some tack tutorials!) and can't wait to get creative. Thanks to all the friends of Yellow Bird Acres who have supported us over the last year!

Thursday, 10 August 2017