Gibson and the Apocalypse: How to Train Your Kelpie

Not today, Satan.

Before the End of Days, I just thought that kelpies were a cool, creepy, and shamefully underrated Scottish folklore creature. Turns out Armageddon released a bunch of mythological beasts in addition to the Biblical ones. After all, it only makes sense that aquatic, carnivorous, equine-shaped demonic entities would be part of a post-apocalyptic society.

But what happens when a kelpie encounters a seasoned equestrian? You know, someone who’s not only been jaded by living through Armageddon and is not in the mood to be drowned and eaten, but also has a lifetime of dealing with bad-tempered horses charging at them and at this point has Had Quite Enough?

Is it enough to survive the confrontation?

Pro tip: Stand your ground and under no circumstances let the horse (or kelpie) know that it’s bigger than you.

Jenny Kammerer is a professional artist, video producer and frustrated Philadelphia sports fan who’s been in the saddle since the age of four. When she was 16, she met her Paint/QH/Draft cross Gibson (aka Guitar Solo) as a green two-year-old, and quickly settled into the training side of equestrianism, drawing inspiration from the techniques of Pat Parelli and other natural horsemanship teachers. Known for most of her childhood as both the awkward artsy one and the weird horse girl, she always seemed destined to draw nonsensical horse cartoons. In addition to her independent illustration work, she currently teaches painting classes at Painting With A Twist and produces short-form documentaries that can be seen on www.Horse.TV. You can follow her personal art projects and stay up-to-date on Gibson and the Apocalypse on Instagram: @JennyKammArt