It was also a lot of fun to draw Lumos grown up. I already have sketches and stuff ready for when EquiBreak is finished, but i just had to draw grown-up Lumos for this competition.
The drawing will probably be changed here.
Horse: RFS Lumos
Horse age: 3 y/o*
Handler: Caithlyn Trail
Handler age: 21 y/o
Placed: 1th place!!
*Asked you if i could age my horse up for the competition. Was said it is fine
Lumos his feed were trembling. It’s been almost 6 months since his last competition and he was overflowing with nerves. Those 6 months he of course didn’t sit still, but it does take you out of the flow of standing in crowds. Luckily he got enough experience as a foal so he knew how to deal with the nerves and to not let the crowd scare him to much.
Lumos was on the ranch for a few days now and started to take a liking in the autumn season. It was cold, but not freezing. The sun would shine, but not to bright. The trees were more colourfull then ever and the environment was its own creative breedplace. The younger horses on the ranch enjoyed all the falling leaves and one even escaped to the cornfield! Luckily the corn was already gone for a few days so it was not hard to find the horse back.
The day before the competition Caithlyn got a little sick. She went through with the training, but had to eventually stop. She went to bed and still felt horrible after waking up. She discussed with Leona and decided that even though Caithlyn was Lumos his handler for this competition she just wasn’t capable of standing in the ring with him. So Leona would take her place. Leona already knew the routine and she was not worried that Lumos didn’t knew his. She did make Caithlyn promise to not leave the bed and just tried to get better. Caith was grumpy, but said that she would promise.
It was time. Lumos was the 3th horse to participate in the halter part of the event. The horses before him were pretty amazing and has some beautiful movements. Lumos let out a big breath and waited with Leona for someone to open the arena door. I didn’t take long for the door to open and for the other participant to leave the arena. Lumos and Leona walked in and started in the middle of the arena. Since Lumos had his normale bridle in there was no need for a rope. This was also the way they trained their small routine. Leona took a step to the side and then started the radio. There was soft music. As soon as Lumos hear his starting point he started to walk. He would first walk to the judges with his head high and make a sharp turn to the right when he was in front of them. When he was near the letter ‘K’ he ran across the arena towards ‘M’ and made another turn towards the judges when he crossed ‘C’. Leona walked towards a corner of the arena and let Lumos finish the routine.
Almost the entire routine was done and it was time for the finally. Just like before Lumos would run and make a turn at ‘C’ towards the judges. But instead of going through the entire arena he abdrubtly stopped under ‘X’ and quickly jumped on his hind legs. The crowd gave a huge applause and so did the judges. Lumos was satisfied and was tired. He gave it his all and he loved every second of it. Leona walked back to him, took a carrot from her pocket and gave it to Lumos. He happily ate the whole thing in 2 bites. He got a pet over his head and was lead out of the arena so the next participant could enter the arena.
Caithlyn secretly snuck out of her room with a small blanket rapped around her. She just couldn’t miss the competition. She trained Lumos hard for it and wanted to see the routine. She walked up just in time. Lumos just started his routine and was almost near the ‘C’. She took out her camera and quickly took a few pictures. She did notice Leona coming toward her and quickly duck a little deeper in the crowd. She knew she couldn’t stay for the entire routine, since Leona would visit her right after and forbid her to leave the bed. So after a while she quickly snuck back from the crowd and towards her room.694 words
Reference: Akhal 22 / Seamless Beach Sand Texture
5/6 hours hours
PS CS6, Wacom Intuos Pro