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Take Me To Church by TheNapier

Commission Info

Alternative Pricing:
It is probably worth noting that I am open to offers regarding my pricing- though the point pricing is fairly set in stone, I'm always quite happy to entertain offers of breedings, horse-trades, art-swaps etc. etc.

Misc. Info:
I am happy to attempt drawing non-equine livestock, pets, settings, humans etc, just be forewarned my style may not be up to par considering what you ask me to draw.
Yes you may use my art for refs- I appreciate knowing about in advance, but yes you may.

& Most Importantly:
Please include a link to the horse you would like to me draw when you order! This is the most important bit, haha.
Lastly, be aware that - on average - I complete commissions in 3-4 weeks. If I go longer than that, I usually offer you the chance at either a partial or full refund. Unfortunately the real world, and even our virtual horsie worlds, get in the way of productivity sometimes... I have a lot of responsibilities IRL (on-call at my barn, and constant watch over my ill father) so please be patient. <3

Commission Me Below!


Cartoon Headshot
ADLG's Le Deamhan's Grasta 5802 by TheNapier
4191 Endeverafter by TheNapier
ADLG's Ban Cliodhna 6116 by TheNapier
1 Horse Only | Tack Available Upon Request | Animation (restricted to eye-blink) Available Upon Request
Cartoon Fullbody
Rouge And Griand by TheNapier
Demi Comish by TheNapier
Shy Commie - Fall Vahsi by TheNapier
Up to 2 Horses | BG Included | Tack Available Upon Request | Animation (restricted to eye-blink) Available Upon Request
Minimal Headshot
Candy Queen by TheNapier
WTC7 Comish by TheNapier
Sixx Sense Fanart by TheNapier
Up to 3 Horses | Swirly Style Available Upon Request | Tack Available Upon Request
Minimal Fullbody
Breeding Comp - Cleopatra by TheNapier
541 Bid by TheNapier
Moon-Rover Bid by TheNapier
Up to 2 Horses | BG Included | Tack Available Upon Request

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Dressage Lesson

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 3:55 PM

That feeling you get when you check your inbox for the first time in a couple weeks...

Anyzuse, had something interesting come up last week. My friend asked me to start taking her dressage lessons for her (on her horse) since she's dealing with an injury. Dressage lessons... after 7 years no lessons and being spoiled by bareback and aussie saddles. :crazy:
I was concerned how it would go, new horse, new saddle (didn't know I'd be riding that day when I got there so no jods or boots either *facepalm*), new trainer... new method. I've taken dressage lessons before, but 7 years is a long time. 
It went fine... unremarkable, really. He was more of a 'feel good' instructor rather than the task-masters I've been accustomed too (as far as lessons go if I'm not nearly in tears by the end of it I hardly feel it was worth the money, LOL). He told me to keep my leg under me more, which was to be expected since I'd been riding aussie style so long (with legs more out in front you). I must have done pretty good at that because I have a quarter-sized sore on my inner thigh. *snort* He told me to keep my elbows back more, which was also expected, it had my been my previous dressage trainers only bone of contention with me (I never could stand that form of contact).
I had hoped I'd learn some things to apply to Sawyer, but alas, he's one of the 'hold their head behind the vertical and cluck' trainers. At one point he had us doing tiny, tiny figure eights (across the shortside of a half-size dressage ring- grr!) to practice 'collection.' When I finally set my elbows and let the mare drop behind the contact he said 'There! Her back came up and she's in frame.' Erm... no her back didn't come up, hate to break it to you but all she did was tuck behind the bit and slow down. Sawyer's back has come up properly during riding only one time, and that time it felt like I had 3 foot more horse in front of me, felt like my seat got raised up what felt like 4 inches, and I felt like I could have slid off the back end with the help of the slightest breeze! =p
But, I will work my friend's mare as she sees fit. She humored me and observed my own mentor's methods even though she was strongly opposed, and I will give the same courtesy (and who in their right mind would turn down free lessons of any sort! Given they don't feel endangered of course). The only thing that saddens me is the fact that it is rather unjust to the mare... but I suppose she's learned to enjoy it in her own way, to some degree, such a sweet girl. :hmm:

Favorite Pinky Palete? 

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soulswitch Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Mishranna Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see you stalking me on skype >D
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shrouded-artist Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Thank you for the fave of Harley/Joker Proposal, TheNapier!:)
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soulswitch Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey napi, get on skype, i gotta talk to you about something.
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Frilly-Dragoness Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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beauclaire Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
2705 ref due 07/22/14
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flickahorses Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Professional Artist
ih me do a horses on my gallery in the friends horses your horse in it
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Mishranna Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Zekmyr Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, hello! I was gifted, 6936 Fa Mulan, and you have 3 slots to her. I am writing to let you know that I am the new owner, so when you submit your breeding note(s), here is her new reference!

6936 Fa Mulan by Zekmyr
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SlayerMoon98 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
Hi friend, if you're still interested, is opening "Tuesday, June 3rd starting at 5:00 server time and ending at 5:00 server time on June 4th."  :)
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