Today, this guy finally went out in the mail, back to his owner...
... but not before I took a bunch more pictures of him, including some that turned into artsy headshots.
I was thinking the black background might look neat for him - and boy did it. I found that I couldn't stop taking pictures of him in that spot. I think this shelf might be a new favorite photo location, at least for the light-colored horses. In the morning the sun shines into the room and provides a nice natural light, without a direct glare, the way this shelf is set up.
He ended up with a neat reverse dappling that looks really cool in person, but.. I wasn't really able to capture it in pictures. It is pretty subtle I guess and this is about as close as I could get to having a picture of it:
One last shot, before the mummification is complete and into the box he goes. Farewell, little buddy, I hope your owner likes your new "clothes" and that do well in the show ring!