Horse Tender Studio

is creating horse-related art in Japan
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Official Patron
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  • Thank You! 
  • Your support means so much; every little bit is appreciated! 
  • I will send you a personal Thank You, as well as post an exclusive to Patreon picture of a Japanese horse, at a special event or location, once a month.
  • You will be among the first to know about any new projects and news that I have to share - happening here first! 
The Feed
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  • All of the above, plus:
  • You’ll receive access to my private Patreon feed, where I will share - among other things - lots of pictures of Japanese horses, ponies, and events.
  • These will include detailed reference pictures from various events.  Many of the photo posts will be geared toward model horse tack/prop making and performance showing, but also anyone who might have an interest in horses or Japan.  
  • (Feel free to use any pictures posted as documentation - with credit given, please).
Behind the Scenes Videos
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  • All of the above, plus:
  • You'll get to see Behind the Scenes video clips: from what's being worked on in the studio, as well as out and about.
  • Plus, plus, I have some tutorial videos planned, they will be shared here first!




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About Horse Tender Studio

Hello and welcome to my Patreon page!  

Who Am I?

I've been creating things as far back as I can remember - and loving horses just as long.  It was only natural I began creating various horse-shaped, themed, and related items.  My biggest creative interest is the model horse hobby.  I have been making custom model horses for many years and have recently started to get into making miniature tack and props for them as well.  Along the way I've been learning a lot.  I've got plans to further my education; I want to learn more, do more, and share more!

In 2015, I moved to Japan, due to my husband's "day job".  I was sad to leave the world of horses behind - but then THRILLED to discover that we had landed in, basically, the "Kentucky" of Japan, an area long known for horses and horse breeding.  It turns out they are everywhere here: in statues, paintings, manhole covers, and - of course - many are real, live, beautiful horses too.  I've been fortunate to see cultural horse events here that I'd never seen, or even heard of, before.  I have been sharing some of my adventures in Japan, as well as some of the horse sightings, on my blog.  However, I'd like to share more of the thousands of pictures I've taken (and will still take) with a wider audience.  

This brings us to...

Why Patreon?

When I first heard about this site, I could barely contain my excitement! I love the idea of people being able to support their favorite creators and to receive perks for that support. I especially loved that, in most cases, support options start at just $1/month. Most of the time when people “subscribe” to something, it’s a much larger financial decision. However, if you like what someone is doing and want to support them, $1/month is fairly easy way to say: “Hey, I like what you’re creating – keep it up!” I think it’s very exciting for both patrons and creators too. It’s taken me a little while to gather my thoughts on what I’d like to do with my very own Patreon campaign and I hope you like what I’ve come up with!

Why am I here?

My answer is threefold: first, I want to explore this new (to me) and exciting platform to reach others, share what I’m doing, and - hopefully - build a community. Secondly, I’m excited to share this platform with others who may benefit from it, by finding creators they’d like to support and maybe even creating a campaign of their own. Third, I’d like to earn some income to allow me to further my knowledge, continue my creative journey, and be able to better share even more exciting discoveries along the way!  More on that can be found in my goals on here.

I'd like to go on a journey with you, bring you into the fascinating world of horses in Japan (plus other places in the future... *hint*)  and also the fascinating and fun world of model horses.  And if you are there already a part of either of those worlds, of course you are still more than welcome to join in on the fun here!  *smile*


I would be most appreciative of any level of support that someone feels like giving.  In an attempt to show that, I've spent quite a bit of time trying to come up with some fun rewards.  They are all listed to the right side of this page.  They may change over time, I might add more, or tweak what I'm offering - feel free to give feedback on what you might like to see or think would be a good thing to offer.  One thing I can say is that I will not take away any rewards, if at all possible.  Meaning that if you choose a reward and I decide later on to change something, I'll still honor what you chose, or discuss it with you if I think of something better!  

Thanks for stopping by!

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Intro Photography Classes
I will be able to start taking photography classes with a goal of improving my photography and in turn be able to offer better and better photos as references for the amazing things I've been seeing in my journeys.  Also would like to improve my product photography and tutorial photography as well.
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