Breyer Horse New Releases: Mariah 2013 Horse Of The Year

December 13, 2012

New for 2013, Golden Oak Stables brings a new sculpture to you from the amazing artist Kristina Lucas Francis. Known for her amazing sculptures, this new little mare is no exception to Kristina’s skills and is sure to be a favorite addition to the Breyer lineup!  Mariah is a gorgeous Classic scale Morab mare that has been dubbed the 2013 horse of the year. Bringing the beauty of the wonderful breed to you this mare is sure to impress!

The Morab is a breed that is a little different from most breeds. Created by breeding an Arabian with a Morgan a Morab is better referred to as a cross breed. These horses bring the best of both breeds to the table when put together and make excellent horses for their owners. Morabs are known for succeeding in a variety of disciplines, from English to Western to Driving, this horse can do it  all. Typically Morabs are a smaller horse standing under 16 hands and come in any color an Arabian or Morgan can come in.

Mariah is a lovely dapple grey mare that brings her beautiful looks to you. Sculpted in Classic scale, she stands about 6 inches by 6 inches and will fit perfectly with all of your other Classic horses. She is shown in a spunky pose that could mean she’s up to anything, from playing in the pasture to competing in a Western pleasure event, the possibilities are endless! Her long grey mane and tail fade to white on the ends in a realistic fashion and three white socks give her coat a little touch of something special. Her bold and bright eyes are sure to capture your heart along with her sweet face. She’s simply irresistible!

A new mold and a lovely new mare are just two of the many things the versatile Mariah is. This little mare is sure to excel at any job she takes at your stable! Who wouldn’t want a little mare like her in their collection?


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Breyer Horse Holiday: Prancer Carousel Ornament Melody

December 10, 2012

Continuing the series of wonderful ornaments made by Breyer each holiday season, this year’s Carousel ornament is sure to excite collectors all over!

For over 10 years now Breyer has brought collectors wonderful and beautiful holiday horses and decorations to collectors all over! This year is no exception and now you can add another carousel ornament to your tree!

The Prancer Carousel Ornament is a lovely creation from the artists at Breyer. Sculpted in the style of the vintage carousel horses we all remember so well she’s perfect for bringing charm and beauty to your collection. She’s been painted in a stunning shade of deep dapple grey with beautiful shading throughout. A grey mane and tail accent her coat and the white tip on his tail matches his socks and blaze!

Melody is tacked up for a wonderful holiday celebration in her red green and red regalia. A red bridle matches her red saddle and touches of green dance throughout. Her tack is finished off with gold accents giving this holiday horse the perfect holiday tack!

Breyer has created this wonderful ornament out of porcelain giving Melody a timeless look and feel. Standing just about 4 inches tall there’s no other way to celebrate the holiday than with her!

Breyer has long created a way for collectors to celebrate the spirit of the season wit horses. Bringing together horse lovers and holiday lovers, there’s truly no more exciting way to celebrate the holidays than with a little equine fun. Take a minute and stop over at Golden Oak Stables to bring some holiday magic to your home with a new ornament, decoration or holiday horse. No matter what, they’re sure to bring the spirit of the season to you!


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Breyer Horse Holiday: Merry Fillies Ornaments

December 6, 2012

Breyer has made it fun and easy for any horse lover to bring a little bit of equine joy to their holiday. With decorations to deck your halls and ornaments to deck your trees, there’s no shortage of fun ways to bring a little bit of Breyer to your holiday celebration.

New for 2012 the Merry Fillies Ornament set is a special and fun way to bring a big amount of joy to your holiday. This set of three fillies is adorable in every way possible. Prancing around your tree in the fanciest of fashion the Merry Fillies dance as they trot along. These three fillies are ready to liven up your tree or wherever you can find to hang them with perfect Breyer style.

The first filly is a beautiful dapple grey with dark grey points. Her color is beautifully shaded and her dark legs create a lovely contrast with her light grey mane and tail. Next is a stunning deep golden bay filly. Her stunning color is also accented by black points on her legs and a black mane and tail. This lovely little gal features one white sock on her front leg that makes her all the more special. Finally a stunning palomino appaloosa filly scampers on in to finish out the trio. Her blanket pattern leaves spots over her back and rump and her golden color and white mane and tail give her the namesake palomino coloration. She has two rear socks that make her beautiful as can be!

Bringing fun and beauty together, Golden Oak Stables brings you the Merry Fillies. This trio of foals is sure to bring some fun life to your holidays with their beauty and exuberance. There’s no more exciting way to bring the spirit of the holidays to your collection and home than with a the Merry Fillies!


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Breyer Horse Collecting: What Is A Variation?

December 3, 2012

All Breyer horses are painted by hand by talented artisans that spare no detail. As you can imagine, this level of intense art means that each one is just a little different than the rest and some are much different than others. Many collectors have found a great deal of enjoyment in collecting these “variations” and with a few small tips you can know what to look in your collection!

From Stablemate to Traditional scale all Breyers are painted by hand. With this process there is undoubtedly a large room for variation and  many collectors find great joy in collecting these! Some collectors have many copies of one model just because of the variation they exhibit, it’s a part of the hobby all it’s own!

Breyer variation can vary from something very small to something very noticeable. Most variations are ones that you’d have to look closely to see. Things like variations in hooves and eye painting are very common. Another thing many collectors look for are variations on shading, coloring and dapples. Because of the painting techniques that Breyer uses great differences can be found in the color of one horse to another. Things like paint batches can also create strikingly different results.

Things also happen when a Breyer horse is produced for an extended period of time. Over that time things can change for a model, the collector favorite Misty has seen a great deal of change in her pattern, color and finish over the nearly 40 years she’s been in production.

Sometimes the variation is intentional though. Breyer surprised us not long ago with the models GG Valentine and Heartbreaker, this mare and foal set came with a fun collectors variation, there were some that were glossy!

Collectors go crazy for variations and there’s no reason not to! Having more than one of your favorite model in your collection gives you every reason to be excited! So the next time you order a new horse from Golden Oak Stables, pay attention, you never know just what variation you might get!


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