Collecting Horses ...the "Non eating" Variety!

When the urge to buy another horse strikes me, I (sometimes) try to get "my fix" by getting one that doesn't eat!

We spotted this little item at one of the local antique malls! I knew what a netsuke was because I watch waaayyy to much Antiques Roadshow (BBC Version!), but I wouldn't have bought just any netsuke. You've probably guessed by now, there's a horse!

Shown above close to actual size

Limiting ourselves to equine related things, helps one stay focused when trolling the shelves...we make a game of it to see who can spot the most "horse stuff". And we pass on a lot of it! But this, well....we liked it immediately! Then the longer we looked at it, the more interesting it became.