The Equorum Model Horse Stud

About The Equorum Model Horse Stud

Equorum LogoThe Equorum Stud is the brainchild of Helen Moore, an accomplished artist, who has grown up with horses.

In her early years Helen began drawing horses ever since a childhood obsession for ponies kicked in, so much so her attic bedroom walls (when she was 9 years old) resembled a tack room and stable yard with murals of horses hanging over their stable doors, images of saddles and bridles on their hooks, and grooming kits on shelves were all drawn.  So Helen was surrounded by horses even when she wasn’t actually with her ponies, so she could fall asleep and dream about them!!

As her talent developed she painted as well as drew fine art true likeness portraits of horses as well as exploring other ways of portraying the horse, i.e. funny cartoony types as well as dramatic depictions to make the horse feel more majestic

Helen has sold her commissioned horse and pony portraits to horse lovers the world over.  In recent years Helen has developed her talent for depicting horses by sculpting them in different materials.  The horses sculptures she now produces are every bit as life-like as her drawings and paintings, showing muscle tone, joints, facial expressions, etc.

How the Equorum Stud Horses are Conceived

Self-taught in the art of sculpture in different mediums, Helen has perfected the art using latex.  Each horse, pony, foal or donkey is originally sculpted from a basic wire frame, which is then covered in latex to produce the finished result.  That’s sounds easy but there are several stages that Helen goes through before she is satisfied with a finished horse sculpture.  Here she shares with visitors to the Equorum Stud just how an Equorum Stud Horse is conceived.

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The general shape of the horse is created using wire.

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Once the wire structure is completed then lumps of dry latex are stuck to the wire to create a general form.

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These dried lumps of latex are then sanded down to a more precise shape and liquid latex is added to fill in holes and create a more defined body shape.

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The model is left to dry for 24 to 48 hours and is then sanded down to what is almost the finished article.

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At this point details, such as muscle tone and eyes, are added with liquid, and also stiffening, latex.

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The sculpture is again sanded down and definition created again. These stages of sanding back and building up, are repeated over a number of days as the details of the horse are slowly built up with liquid latex.

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The finished sculpture is dipped in a coat of liquid latex and left to dry. Then a final very fine sanding and filling of holes with more latex takes place to produce the finished sculpture, which is then ready to be put through the moulding process to be able to create stunning Equorum stud horses.

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