Meet Caleb, Maddie’s Colt

Made by Connie Kulow

After deciding that Maddie needed a foal, I created Caleb. He is made from plastic grocery bags, masking tape, and paper mache clay. For his mane and tail, I clipped some of the hair from Maddie’s tail to use, which was made by using a synthetic pony tail piece. I know, how appropriate right ?! I cut the hair in short pieces and secured them between two pieces of masking tape, and then plastered over the tape. For his color, I wanted him to share Maddie’s coloring, but to stand out without all the spots decided to give him white lower legs and a blaze. He is so cute!!

paper mache colt

9 thoughts on “Meet Caleb, Maddie’s Colt”

  1. Wow!! These sculptures took a lot of talent and time. I am impressed by everything. The size is great. I wish I had the room for such lovely horses. Keep up the good work. It is amazing!

  2. I agree. It is a great addition to your collection! Keep Leroy in line. Young colts can be feisty! I love your animals. He does have a nice stance. We walk by a young colt every evening, and this feels very appropriate. Thanks for the brightness in every work.

    • Thanks Rex. Caleb is so cute and just the perfect size for Maddie. Now, Leroy on the other hand, is not amused.

  3. Very nice done! I also love the mane. It came out really nice. I’m thinking about adopting your method for one of the projects i’m working on 🙂
    Thanks for sharing.

    • Thank you Isis. I wanted to give Caleb that new born foal look with the spiky mane and awkward legs. He is one of my favorite paper mache clay projects.

    • Thanks Eileen. I really like how he turned out. He’s just the right size for Maddie, plus it was fun making his legs with a different pose. Plus, it didn’t matter if they were the same height as we know how wobbly foals can be.

    • Thanks Barb. Yep, I can imagine him leaping around Maddie, testing out his legs! I know all of our family and friends will enjoy them in the “guest barn room”.


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