Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 25 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|What is it called when you take a model horse and change it by either re-painting, re-positioning, adding hair, etc? In other words, changing the model from its original factory state?||Breyer Model Horses
Customizing. Customizing is a huge part of the model horse hobby. Models that have been customized are known as a CM (Customized Model).
Seabiscuit. Breyer, using the John Henry & Man O War molds, made models of Seabiscuit & War Admiral.
f. Breyer has never made mechanical horses. They did make some music box models that had mechanical parts for the musical box part of it, but that's it. They hadn't made horses that mechanically move.
|What are the initials for a model that is in good enough condition to enter in a "table top judged" show?||Breyer Model Horses
LSQ. LSQ (Live Show Quality) is what is used to describe models that are in top condition and can be live shown. I would have said "live" in the question instead of table top judged, but it might have given the answer away for those of you who wouldn't know right away.
t. There have been several models painted in the woodgrain color. Some of these were mounted on lamp bases.
Lexington, Kentucky. Breyerfest has taken place at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky since 1990. Breyer hosts this 3-day model horse festival and horse fair. It consists of a swap meet, meeting of real horses that have become models, workshops, seminars, equestrian demonstrations, activities, trade fair, an artisans' gallery, and much more!
|What are the extremely limited run of models that you can only buy through a lottery in Breyer's Magazine?||Breyer Model Horses
Connoisseurs. The Connoisseur series of models can only be had if you are a member/subscriber of JAH AND only if you are one of 350 drawn. After all of that, then you are allowed to buy it. Connoisseurs are VERY sought after and usually always sell second hand for double or more what was paid for them.
Just About Horses. "Just About Horses" or "JAH" comes out every other month and is "America's Premiere Model Horse Magazine".
1:32. Stablemates are the smallest models Breyer made.
Christian Hess. The first model of the San Domingo mold was, of course, named San Domingo and was a chestnut pinto.
t. Breyer made and still makes dogs, cats, cows, bulls, bears, pigs, buffalo, deer, elk, moose, elephants, etc.
6. In the 1960's, there were 4 decorator colors made. The 2 other colors were made after 1990.
Western Horse. The Western Horse was the first Breyer and was made for the Mastercrafter Clock Company. The models were presented on mantle clocks.
1950. Breyer Animal Creations was started in 1950.
|The ill fated Barbaro had a model made after him. What did Breyer do with proceeds of the sale?||Breyer Race Horses
Donated 10 dollars to equine medical research. Barbaro sold for $45.00 US dollars, and 10 dollars of that was donated to the New Bolten Center. They are doing the same thing with the second issue of the model. Barbaro broke down at the start of the Preakness. Efforts were made to save him, but he developed laminitis in all of his feet. Laminitis is a painful condition of tissue swelling in the hoof. It is usually caused by uneven weight distribution.
|Which foundation stallion of the Thoroughbred had a model made after him?||Breyer Race Horses
Godolphin Arabian. It was Sham the Godolphin Arabian based on Margerite Henry's book "King of the Wind." Lady Roxanna was the mare that he was bred to that produced, Laith, Cade, and Regulus. Which a classic set of them were made called "King of the Wind". This set included Sham, Lady Roxanna, and Laith.
Kelso. Kelso had his model run from 1975 to 1990.
|The 1955 Derby winner Swaps has two size models of himself. What sizes are they?||Breyer Race Horses
Classic and Stablemate. Yes Swaps has both a stablemate the second to smallest mold type and a classic which is the middle size mold models.
Native Dancer. Native Dancer has a stablemate mold. Arts and Letter came in second in the 1969 Derby. Northern Dancer won the 1964 Derby, and Nashua came in second in the 1955 Derby.
Yes. They were released in 2 classic size sets. Set 1 had Whirlaway, Citation, and Count Fleet. Set 2 had Secretariat, Seattle Slew, and Affirmed. And then War Adrimal was released with a model of Seabuscuit, theses were classic size and released by Wal-Mart. War Adrimal, Secretariat, Seattle Slew, and Affirmed also have traditional models made of them.
Red Rum. Red Rum was a famous steeplechase horse. He won the Grand National twice. His model was a limited U.K. release in 2006, and limited to only 500 models.
Smarty Jones. Birdstone is the horse that stopped Smarty Jones' bid for the Triple Crown in the Belmont. Funny Cide and Real Quiet won the Derby, but have not had a model made after them.
|Which race horses have a model in both the Traditional and Classic scales?||Breyer Race Horses
Man O' War, Ruffian, Affirmed, Seabiscuit, Seattle Slew, War Admiral, and Secretariat. Man O' War, Ruffian, Affirmed, Seattle Slew, War Admiral, Seabiscuit, and Secretariat are so far the only races horses to have both a traditional and classic model of them.