Rudy resided in New York, made
his way to Chicago
(where we purchased him from a really nice guy)
and now he lives with us in Wisconsin.
We plan to restore him. He needs a LOT of work.
He will need his knees almost completely recarved, his ears made
(entirely recarved) and much work on his saddle. We just got
glass eyes for him. He has much seam separation so Tom is
considering a more complete restoration on this horse,
possibly taking him all apart...we'll see...
CHANGE OF PLANS:
We have decided not to restore him. The longer we've had him the more we've enjoyed his 'natural' beauty: his wear, his history. So Rudy will stay as-is, with the exception of a new pair of eyes and a new pair of ears that Tom will carve (we will try to antique them to match his beautiful textures and colors). We'll post pix of him with those updates when we finish them.