Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Back from vacation update

Hello everyone! I am back from vacation and back at work in the studio. We have some interesting things coming up soon so stay up to date with Yellow Bird Acres through facebook, youtube, and instagram. Meanwhile, watch our latest unboxing video:


We will be trying out some new techniques to improve our videos and a few new tack making techniques that I have not seen from other tack makers so make sure you follow us on social media. We will also have some new tutorial videos soon!


Wednesday, 1 August 2018

New Breyerfest horse


I recently received my first ever Breyerfest special run model! Take a look at the unboxing in this video!

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Blog Realizations aka Studio Update

I was looking over some of my older blog posts and made a few realizations:
1. It is good to document progress because it is a gauge of how much progress you have made when looking back
2. I have some projects that take a long time to make and some that take less time, every project takes its own time and it will eventually be completed. This is a reminder for me not to be hard on myself for still working on things started in 2014.

Realization #1 is what led to this post, here is what is up at Yellow Bird Acres Tack!

I have been working diligently on two 2 toned close contact saddle sets for Bristol, these sets will include saddle, saddle pad, stud protector girth, bridle, breast collar, and full set of magnetic boots.










These projects have led to other projects, including these magnetic boots I finished this week:




Also on the go in the tack department is a Billy Cook Ranch Saddle portrait, a Portuguese saddle, and and a Tonino Lamborghini GP1 portrait saddle. The latter two are featured in my first tutorial video that I posted on youtube recently, it is a tutorial on how to make english saddle trees! Take a look and don't forget to Like and Subscribe to my channel.

I have many horses on the go right now in the custom department but notably, I am working on a portrait horse of the pony horse at my local track, Slicker! You may recognize the body as it was one I posted on my blog when I first obtained it, it is the ISH I posted a few years ago. I resculpted his face a bit to match Slicker who is a Paint.


The other custom I recently started on is one you met in my last blog post, the Pacer! He is coming along and I finished removing his halter last night.

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Fun at the racetrack

As some of you may know, I work at the racetrack! Specifically, I am a videographer for the simulcast, operating the camera in the winner's circle. It is a great job that I love and it gives me much inspiration for tack making. I have learned a lot about Standardbred racing in my tenure at the track and have planned to customize a Breyer Pacer and make tack for it for quite some time. Yesterday, I decided to bring a Pacer to the track to work on before the races started and while I didn't get much time to work on him, I did have some fun taking pictures of him! We had a pretty major thunderstorm with hail right after the first race but I didn't let that stop me from having a bit of fun, check out the pictures!







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!