And finally you guys all have an idea as to what all these characters look like!
Hopefully this will lead to good things and make me do more storyline based art
Please let me know if you think I should add more to the info sheet or if anything doesn't make sense ^^
From left to right;
Name: Olly Waters
Discipline: Cross country
Olly was brought up on a sheep farm with a few Clydesdales that were working animals. He loves the outdoors and would happily be out in the freezing cold all day. He joined the pony club as a teenager on one of the clydesdales and has always enjoyed training them up and competing with them. Olly later went on to horse college where he got to ride more refined horses and worked his way through the showing ranks to become one of the best cross country riders in the country.
Olly is hard working but has a good sense of humour although can be a bit snappy when he gets stressed. He joined the team just after Elly became paralysed so her helped her through some of her toughest times and she knows that he will always be there if she needs anything.
Name: Elly Baird
Discipline: Dressage (Stable owner)
Elly is a very kind and generous person who lives life to the full. She is naturally confident on the outside but can be controlling as she likes her order and routines but this makes her very good at managing the business and paperwork side of the stables. On the inside she is very reclusive and needs her alone time every day to get away from it all by playing her piano.
She became paralysed at the age of 26, after being bucked off on a beach ride. It has reminded her what you have to make the most of what you have got is and made her pursue her dream to breed and show the best Dutch Warmbloods in the world.
Elly's attitude to life came about after her mum was diagnosed, and ultimately died of cancer. This impacted her unimaginably as her dad had left them when she was too young to remember, leaving her at the age of 16 she was left to fend for herself, so she turned to the only thing she knew - horses.
Name: Skye Fall
Skye is the newest member of the team but has slotted right in. She is a little shy and reserved about personal matters but as she gains their trust she begins to become more open. She worries a lot, about everything. Whether it is just putting a horse out she worries that she didn't tie the rug right or that she hurt someone's feelings. She is slowly getting better as Elly is trying to help Skye channel all her worries to help her become a better rider and self-critique when she is out on the courses but the worry is still here. Despite this she is a very supportive friend and a keen baker which keeps the troops in good spirits!
Skye takes more of a natural horsemanship approach to her work, after her mum bought her a horse that was too much for her to handle when she was a teenager. Skye was determined that she was not going to give up and tried all the methods that she knew, which wasn't many at 15, when finally a trainer suggested natural horsemanship. It is a longer process but by the end of it she had formed a very trusting relationship with the horse and Skye knew that she would like to pursue a career in horses given the chance.
A few references were used loosely from different sources.