horse shape

Okay guys, for writing/general reference, a bit about what a ‘blacksmith’ is and isn’t:

A blacksmith is a generalist, a person who uses tools and fire to work iron.  Some blacksmiths work more specifically, so you get, say, an architectural blacksmith, who focuses more or less exclusively on things like gates, rails, fences, or an artist blacksmith, who makes wacky sculptures or what have you.  These days, though, that’s a pretty blurry line.  ‘Blacksmith’ is a pretty damn broad term, but it’s nowhere near broad enough to cover everything encompassed in ‘metalworker’, which is how I often see it used.  There are a LOT of different skills for working metal, and no one knows them all.  Some other terms:

A farrier shoes horses.  They may make the shoes, or they may buy them and then size them, but they actually do the shoeing.  Unless the blacksmith is also a farrier, they don’t know shit about horses’ hooves and are not qualified to deal with them and probably don’t want to.

A blacksmith works IRON (or steel), usually almost exclusively.  They might work with bronze or do a bit of brazing, but those are really separate skillsets.  If you work, say, tin and/or pewter, you are in fact a whitesmith.  You could also be a silversmith or a coppersmith, and so on.

Knifemakers and swordsmiths have their own highly specialized and fairly complex specialties, and usually a blacksmith wouldn’t mess with that unless they want to pick up a new skillset or if they’re really the only game going for a long way around.  By the same token, a swordsmith might never have learned the more general blacksmithing skills.  They’re not the same thing is what I’m trying to say here.  Likewise armorers.  There’s overlap but it’s not the same thing.

If you make metal items via molds and casting, you work at a foundry and are a foundryman.

Look, when metalworkers and individual shops and masters were the height of industry, this shit got REALLY specific.  There were people who spent their whole lives making pins.  Just pins.  Foundries specialized and made only bells, only cannon, only cauldrons, etc.  This is scratching the surface, I just wanted to make the point that ‘blacksmith’ is not the same thing as ‘magical muscly person who knows how to do everything related to metal’.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I ashamedly present to you what I did instead of the art I’m actually being paid to do (*europeanly shoves this at @forovnix*)


Simple Guide for shrimping: the saddle. A common misconception that people believe the area eggs are carried is called the saddle. Often times say the saddle is rounded meaning it’s a female but that is just the belly region. The saddle refers to a clear mark near the head that resembles a horse saddle in the shape of a U. It’s an indication that your shrimp is ready to carry eggs very soon. The same for all shrimp, neocaridina(easier to see) and caridina(harder to see)

What was meant to be a western au then it turned into a basic country au someone save me

@blownwish-blog told me they like western aus (though this isn’t technically a western western au it’s more of just a country au) so I drew them a pic because they are just amazing :)


The mere fact that a horse enjoys doing XYZ does not necessarily mean that it is physically strong enough to do so in excess.
I.e. A young horse may be very enthusiastic about jumping, but not have the physical strength to jump for long sessions or over any serious height without losing form and potentially causing physical strain; or an out of shape horse may previously have been schooled to do changes and enjoy throwing them around, but not have a strong enough canter to remain straight and correct through them.

In other words; everything in moderation, and it’s the building blocks that make the end result possible, not vice versa.



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Thirteenth Century Kamakura Times
Silk color design: 192.3 x 75.8 cm
National Museum of Asian Art
       King Kong Chaomao Wang also known as King Kong, King Kong eat food, in the north. Can eat food evil, disaster relief, destroy the evil spirits. King Kong Cha Cha Wang Department of the five king of the king. King Kong sector in the wisdom of the system, the Ming Wang for the north is not empty achievements of the teachings of the wheel. King Kong faltering the king of the shape, the head of the horse Wang bun (that is, the hair on the vertical, like a horse rage, horse mane erected the shape).
      Because it can eat all the evil industry of all beings, so that King Kong Yan mouth; because of its black, so called big black; because it can swallow evil affection, so that King Kong do. Miss the taste of food King Kong, tuning the King Kong, law enforcement King Kong. As a result of God as the main body to repair the King Kong night fork method, its purpose is to get rid of the difficulties, seeking official. In the East secret of many amendments to the law, the Department of the secret law is the secret law.

as much as i love all the hot blackwall and bull art, can i please implore people to stop drawing them as skinny-ripped 0% body fat gym bunnies? they are chunky beefy dudes. they have bellies and bulges and all sorts of wonderful bits that don’t involve a 23 inch waist and an 8 pack chiselled out of marble. 

you want more cute/terrible german nicknames/words you will never use again?


cool let’s go.

  • beleidigte leberwurst - (somebody who is sulking) sulky liver wurst
  • luftschloss - (sky castle) describes an unrealistic dream
  • schildkröte - (turtle) shield toad
  • glühbirne - (lightbulb) glow pear
  • honigkuchenpferd - (a huge grin) horse-shaped honey cake
  • glühwürmchen - (glow worm) little glow worm
  • weichei - (somebody who is weak) soft egg

one my recurring dream visitors is the toothy horse. it’s shaped like your average horse, dull chestnut in color, fur a little long and shaggy. but instead of a normal mouth, it has a circular maw at the end of its muzzle - sort of like a lamprey, but with longer, needle-like teeth. the mouth never closes, but it pulses, like it’s trying to swallow. 

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Kelpie for the Month of Fear’s Beneath the Surface theme.

Kelpies are a water spirit from Scotland that inhabit lochs/lakes.In the Online Etymology Dictionary the kelpie is definied as “the Lowland name of a demon in the shape of a horse”. Although the horse shape is considered the most common water spirit in Scottish folklore, the name is attributed to several different forms in narratives recorded throughout the country. The most famous one being Loch Ness.


Shaping the Trot With Positive Reinforcement.

I love this so much.