Personality} Dove is a very timid filly, cautious of the world and everything it has to offer. Once something spooks her it can take several minutes to gain complete control as she will stop at nothing to put a safe distance between her and the scary thing. In being so shy, she is also a very gentle mare and doesn’t cause much disturbance or fuss over much of anything. She could make a great child’s mount, but because of the tendency to shy away, she is put in the hands of more experienced riders. She has a very soft gait and a very airy dance to her steps. She makes a great dressage prospect as the sound of music seems to calm her.
History} Dove is her mother’s pride and joy. Aurora, a noble and proud mare, has protected her shy little daughter since the very first moments. Dove was born early in the morning to the sounds of soft falling rain. The mood was welcoming, as the entire barn had fallen to a hush to greet the new child. As Aurora’s grunts of labor receded, quiet squeals and wickers filled the air. Other, curious horses, nickered back, but the gentle communications weren’t meant for them. Dove called for her mother’s presence, and without much time for rest, Aurora began to nuzzle her daughter, licking some of the soft baby fuzz of the birthing fluids. Dove clung onto her mother’s side ever since, and even as an adult she still prefers the company of Aurora over any other mare or human. It’s a bond that won’t go unbroken.
My trick is to color the peafowl markings in the mane and tail first before I color them in, and for the spots I use gel pen. It sticks better and easier to see than colored pencil. Sometime the scanner doesn't pick it up though so I'll add them in photoshop.