Well, you guys wanted a Blending tutorial, so here it is. I hope it is helpful... if not, let me know how I can make it easier.
P.S. the "this is how big your eraser brush should be" IS NOT
compared to the picture next to it, lol. It is actually IN photoshop when your picture is much bigger.
I'm planning to do another one, hopefully on horse prep and manes and tails at some point soon.
Much thanks to stock providers: