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For the first time a team - Collection 2 by AbrX For the first time a team - Collection 2 by AbrX
Forming the team was surprisingly tricky. It’s important to choose the right partners: who is running next to whom and in which order? This is not only a question of the step length but also of the personality of each stallion.

You might think that it cannot be too hard to coordinate four full grown men in masks to pull a carriage. However you must keep in mind that with the mask each one of us has created a character and the according personality. If asked a puppeteer could easily explain to you that each of his puppets has a character of themselves and that they usually behave in a certain kind of manner. It’s very much the same for us wearing the horse masks.

And then there are the masks: they are narrowing down the field of vision dramatically. I was unable to see what the partner at my side was doing, when facing straight ahead. So we would often bump into each other’s shoulders, just to feel where the partner was going.

The Photos you see here are from Saturday. But it was on Sunday when we finally found the perfect set: Norica left and Aragon right, directly in front of the carriage, and Abraxas left and Nighty right as leading Hexen horses. This way we worked pretty well as a team. And everybody could bring in his personal strengths.

Thank you Arressia, Flügelkatze, LaraC and my fellow stallions Nighty , Aragon, Norica and of course Fury.


On Abraxas

The myth of witches turning men into animals is at least as old as the tale of Odysseus' journeys, if not older. We discovered Abraxas in the late summer of 2011 when we bought mask and tack from the Fury-Fantasy Workshop. It had always been the dream of my beloved wife Arressia to handle a human pony. Later, while telling each others stories on our long roadtrips, we learned that Abraxas is actually a Hexen-Horse and Arressia is the one to call him out of me. Our life is rich and full of fantasy.
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PaperAnomaly Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is a very expensive fetish isn't it? lol
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AbrX Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfection itself can be a very expensive fetish. So... I guess... yeah...

Then again... the looks on the people's faces? Priceless.
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PaperAnomaly Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i bet! lol
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MoonMochi02 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Very Beautiful! :3
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Sooty-Jane Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Photographer
beautiful
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bodsch Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Toll eingefangen!
Sehr schönes Ensamble
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devpon7 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Incredible. What a great team.
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JohnnyPuppy Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   Photographer
that is one awesome pony team
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Aragon-78 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Sehr schön, ich freu mich schon
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Arressia Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Ja, als Kutscherin konnte ich Abraxas als Führpferd an der Kutsche immer besser leiten. Es ist sehr fein zu sehen, wie er mehr und mehr zum hexen-Pferd wird und dann mit den anderen agiert. Da muß ich dann sachte bremsen, mal mahnen, aber auch viel loben...
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