August 2010

Selling my Breyer collection!

All models are out of their boxes, but none have any scratches or are otherwise damaged in any way. Buyer pays shipping (I live in Fayetteville, GA, USA). I don't collect -- I played with them in my tween years -- and I based the "approximate value" column off internet research. I'm willing to take less for most of them (to a certain degree), so please don't be afraid to ask. I can also send pictures if requested.

I'm trying to save toward buying a real horse (one I've REALLY wanted for months) and this seems like a good fundraiser if I can sell enough of them.

Thanks so much for looking!




3363 -- Spanish Riding School Lipizzaner -- $150.00

710003 -- The Merry Widow -- $100.00

710004 -- Cryptic -- $100.00

Molel Horse tack

Hey Breyer lovers! can call me Tiny Tack..:) let me tell a little bit about my self. I have been making model horse tack for four years and hope for many many more to come..i ride English And western (in  real life :)) I have always loved breyer horses..I got my first breyer horse when i was 5 and have continued to love and collect them since then.

now here is a little bit about my hobbie: I make Model horse tack for traditionar sized Breyer horses..Out of real cowhide; English and Western saddles & Bridles,Blankets, lunge sets, travel sets, western show sets,English Show sets, and much much more!...right now I'm just trying to get thing of the ground so i only have a Wester full set,hackmore bride,And a travel set up for sale..But feel free to check it out!

RIP, O'Leary's Irish Diamond

Breyer recently passed along some very sad new via their Facebook page. O'Leary's Irish Diamond, the subject of a popular Breyer Portrait model and a guest at this summer's BreyerFest, has died.

O'Leary's Irish Diamond was a Registered Irish Draught, who was imported to the United States in 1997 after receiving stunningly high marks from the Irish Horse Board breed registry.  He continued to receive stellar reviews and scores throughout his career, which included dressage, jumping, and eventing.

Lookie what I just won! And I have some questions too.


First, did I overpay for them? ($19.00) Be honest. It's the only way I'll learn. I've started collecting stablemates only now, and have a little extra money to spend lately (usually it's spent on my horse, but I got a job now. lol) But I still don't want to spend a fortune on things. Anyway, one of my favorite SM models is the old little draft (can't recall the name that starts with an "R"). So I pretty much had to win the auction for the draft, not so much the foal. Most (in better condition) are $30-$100. What would be a reasonable price to pay for one in good shape?

Alborozo Madness

Among non-hobbyists there is a perception that old Breyer horse models are worth a lot of money.  For the most part this is untrue - between the sheer volume of Breyer models at large in the world, and the poor condition most of them are in, most collectors are lucky to get list price for their models.  

There is one notable exception to this rule, and that exception is Alborozo.

The real Alborozo is a gorgeous Andalusian stallion who lives at Kilimanjaro Ranch in California.  His likeness was cast by Breyer for their 2008 BreyerFest Celebration model, which was well received by collectors at the time.  His windswept mane and pose (a very collected canter?  About to rear up?  I confess to being baffled) were designed by Breyer sculptor Brigitte Eberl.  His dapple gray and detailed shading is lovely.

Breyer 2011 Theme Announced

Every year Breyer has a theme, and organizes a surprising number of their releases and events around it. 

For example, this year's theme was "Hollywood," which not only informed the events and decorations at BreyerFest, it also affected the models they released.  (Elvis Presley's palomino "Rising Sun" is still Product of the Week on the Breyer website, by the way.)

2011's theme, as announced by Breyer at this year's BreyerFest, is "FairyTails."  Get it?  Tails?  Like how horses have tails?  I know.  The puns: they hurt us.

Can Anyone Identify This Breyer?

Hi everyone! I have this Breyer and I"ve been looking at pictures of traditional models to try and fins the horse and it's value. 

I did find one that looks EXACTLY the same, EXCEPT for the hoof color.  Also, this horse has a tan paint spot on each of it's legs.  It doesn't appear that the paint has scratched looks strange but like it was made that way. 

Links to images below:

Please help! Thanks!