CrimsonLuna | The Trail of Painted Ponies | Series 10 The Trail of Painted Ponies
Series Ten ~ Released Summer & Holiday 2007

Herd ten is a nice, fairly popular series. The designs are a good mix with something for every collector. An intriguing duo make an appearance here, that of Sacred Reflections of Time and Dynasty Pony who look wonderful together. This Christmas grouping is not quite the best but close, despite Feliz Navidad. The fairly quick retirement of several of these ponies was unexpected and a bit disappointing. The long overdue thinning of the entire line began here with these ponies.

  • All ponies will have the artist's name stamped on the base. The Trail's designation is Inc.
  • All of these ponies will have their edition numbers as well as "Handcrafted in China" stamped on their base.
  • The copyright date is 2007.
  • These ponies will all come in a red box.
  • I can only confirm that Ceremonial Pony and Stardust were made into life sized models.
  • Stardust and Sacred Reflections of Time will continue being produced by Enesco as "remanufactured" figurines.


Stardust Stardust
Janee Hughes
Ceramic
Retired July 2011
Last Model # 4E/5763

A lovely dark blue night sky provides the backdrop for this celestial pony. Silvery white mythical horses including Pegasus, and a Centaur gallop among the stars on this pony. The high gloss ceramic also features stardust scattered over the head and tail. The running mold is perfect for this spiritual design. Stardust is quite popular among pony collectors as well as those with more mystical leanings. The model presents with no known issues. A ceramic so display safely. Indirect lighting works best for this shiny star.


Northern Lights Northern Lights
Janee Hughes
Ceramic
Retired July 2009
Last Model # 3E/2418

This was the most anticipated model of this series and a stunning disappointment. The mold used is so unsuited for this design, from the thick legs to the awkward head positioning, nothing works for this piece. The design itself is quite striking with one side featuring arctic sea and ice creatures including the polar bear, walrus and seals while the other side has the animals of the northern mountains and forests including the Arctic Wolf and a caribou. The back, neck and head of the model are in the lovely shades of the Northern Lights, the legs are a stark snowy white with just a tiny hint of blue on the bottom of the hooves. The base is pure white. This piece sold well as a pre-order but off the table was a complete bust. Northern Lights presents with no known problems. A ceramic so display with care under direct lighting.


Boot Camp Pony Boot Camp Pony
Maria Ryan
Resin
Retired July 2009
Last Model # 3E/0002

A flat black coat on the running mold starts this pony out. The fabulously outrageous footwear that Maria has etched on this pony are simply amazing. Forget clunky, brown cow pie encrusted work boots, these boots are nothing but fancy. Bold, bright, beautiful boots in a rainbow of colors show off this cute pony, from the hot pink, high heeled number on the backside to the purple and orange beauty on the neck. Shiny gold hooves rest on a black base that features a lariat trim and a jaunty black hat between those hooves. Overall, this piece is a looker and was and still is quite popular. The pony presents with no known problems. Display under direct lighting to bring out those colors.


Dynasty Pony Dynasty Pony
Jeffrey Chan
Resin
Retired January 2009
Last Model # 3E/0402

One of the more unusual ponies of the line, Dynasty is a wonderfully detailed tribute to the warrior horses of ancient China. The base coat of the pony is a beautifully shaded coffee and cream color. A dragon's head face mask covers the model's entire head, ears and all, extending partway down the neck. The texture is scale-like and jewel encrusted. The saddle has the traditiontal high pommel Chinese military design with the warrior's bow and quiver attached. A colorful red, blue and gold saddle blanket with a unique trailing quality completes the tack. The pony's tail is armored in the dragon scale with jagged points. High, golden boots adorn each foreleg, extending down to the silver hooves. Problems can occur quite easily with this model, chiefly that bow string. It's either not attached or missing, but this is an easy fix. Occasionally a jewel will pop loose, but a dab of super glue takes care of that. Handle this model with care, only dusting when necessary and with a cloth, not a swiffer. Those little fibers will get hung up on the scales. Displaying under direct lighting will bring out the nice contrast between the coat of the pony and the tack.


Wie-Tou Wie-Tou
Barbara E. Janowitz
Resin
Retired July 2008
Last Model # 2E/8617

Spiritual symbols of good medicine are scattered across the flat, mud colored canvas of this pony. Black mane, tail and hooves are in stark contrast to the rest of the model. Kokopelli appears, a buffalo skull, a lightning bolt as well as a various assortment of feathers in different colors. The traditional handprint of ownership is also present. All four legs are wrapped in a guard with red banding. Wie is one of those love or hate models that speaks to some but not to others. A good "pal" has a wonderful appreciation of the true meaning of the model and loves it because of that. The piece was never a popular model and retired rather quickly but has retained it's value. Display under indirect lighting next to a white base model like War Pony so it does not appear as flat.


Sacred Reflections of Time Sacred Reflections of Time
Joani Jiannine
Resin
Retired February 2011
Last Model # 3E/9804

Hands down the favorite of this herd, Sacred marks the stunning debut of Joani Jiannine. The creamy white pony provides the canvas for this intensely spiritual piece. The beautifully red beaded shield carries an eagle against a blue sky, a detailed buffalo graces the fringed Pipe and bag, the quiver and bow are adorned with a coyote and a bear paw drum completes the ensemble. Snowy white feathers rest atop the shield and extend down the back of the piece. Smaller white and black spotted feathers encircle the shield and cascade down behind the ears. The base is embellished with a rainbow of different colored arrows as well as a small, fringed shield with an eagle in the center. The piece presents with surprisingly few problems considering the detailed embellishments. Display in a closed cabinet to keep the feathers away from playful paws and under direct lighting to enhance the creamy tone of the model.


Navajo Black Beauty Navajo Black Beauty
Barbara Duzan
Resin
Retired January 2009
Last Model # 3E/1802

This pony did not make the transition from design to figurine well at all. The concept is intriguing, a woven basket in a beaded format, but nothing seems to work on this piece. The raised black coat is drab with only a bit of brown color striping in the mane and tail. The circular beaded designs on both sides are a light tan with one side featuring a figure of a man underneath a blue starry sky, while the other features a sun's journey through the sky. Each foreleg sports a blue beaded boot with a tan design above white fetlocks and black hooves. An odd blue band surrounds the muzzle. The only known issue with this piece is those raised dots, they can scrape off leaving an indentation so handle with care and dust with feathers. Displaying this model is difficult so try direct and/or indirect lighting until you find the look that suits you.


Ceremonial Pony Ceremonial Pony
Cathy Smith
Resin
Retired February 2010
Last Model # 3E/2418

Another wonderful pony in full size that made an awkward transition to figurine. The unusually colored glossy dun pony with black socks and hooves carries the accoutrements of a Crow woman's horse in abundance. Enough so that they overwhelm the piece. Oddly, the raised pommel as well as the striking green blanket are made of resin making them problematic. White leather fringed pieces extend from the back of the pommel to the tail of the model and is adorned with red designs. The hackamore and reins are colorfully beaded as is the draping fringed leather piece across the withers. Flowing white feathers are attached to the headpiece. This model presents with so many issues, from broken blankets & pommels, broken reins causing the beads to scatter, to missing feathers and fringes torn off so place this model in a closed cabinet and leave it alone. Displaying under direct lighting brings out the glossy pony underneath all the embellishments.


Gingerbread Pony Gingerbread Pony
Lynn Bean
Resin
Retired February 2010
Last Model # 3E/0898

Yummy gingerbread toned pony decorated with white frosting outlined cookies in the shape of bells, gingerbread men, horses and Christmas trees. Fanciful frosting swirls down the mane and tail. Red and white candies decorate the back of the pony and the base. A cute red and white halter and ankle wraps complete the decorations. The gingerbread base is outlined in candy striped red and white. This piece presents with no problems and displays wonderfully year round under lighting. Also makes a cute table top display with Peppermint Twist.


Poinsettia Pony Poinsettia Pony
Maria Ryan
Resin
Retired January 2010
Last Model # 2E/8613

A pretty white pony wreathed in golden, lacey swirls and exquisite red poinsettia flowers with striking green leaves. Her mane and tail are golden as are her hooves. The base is garnished with another red poinsettia flower and swirls of gold while the edge is trimmed in a lovely red braid. The running mold is absolutely perfect for this delicate design of Maria's. This beauty is still wildly popular with pony as well as Christmas collectors. Poinsettia presents with no problems. Display under lighting year round and in an elegant table top or mantle display during the Yuletide.


Penguin Express Penguin Express
Maria Ryan
Resin
Retired January 2010
Last Model # 2E/8613

Cute frosty blue pony sprinkled with snowflakes, a white mane and tail as well as white hooves. A beautiful Emperor Penguin watches over his joyful bunch of youngsters while they ride the pony across the ice. The detailed faces of the penguins are nicely done and the small, black toes peeking out from underneath their chubby bodies is adorable. The piece presents with no problems. Display year round under nice lighting and in a cute table top display during the holidays.


Feliz Navidad Feliz Navidad
Janee Hughes
Resin
Retired January 2010
Last Model # 2E/5613

This pony is supposed to be cute but misses the mark and goes straight to gaudy. The black pony is a bit embarrassed so has the red and green sombrero tugged low to partially hide his eyes. Bright red and green holiday colors festoon the piece featuring a draped scarf across the withers, dancing folks, pinatas and poinsettias. The model has four white socks and white hooves. The base of the pony is covered in red and green chili peppers with vertical red, green and white stripes going around the sides. The design might have been better suited to the running mold, helping to depict the movement of the dancers. Feliz is not popular with collectors, one of those love or hate models. He presents with no problems that I'm aware of. Display under direct lighting.


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