Breyer Horses Classics: Chestnut Morgan

February 26, 2015

The Classics stable grows each and every year with exciting breeds and beautiful horses that make any collector excited to bring this second largest scale into their collection! This year, a beloved American breed sees a new flashy incarnation that is sure to brighten up any stable, including Golden Oak Stables!

In Colonial New England, a horse that could go to town and carry the family was important to many. From Springfield Massachusetts, the Morgan horse was born. Useful for riding, competing and as an overall family horse, the Morgan horse is a compact and agile riding horse that now finds its home as a family horse and competitive riding horse. The Morgan is quick to learn and adapts well to just about anything thrown at it! This breed has become a favorite among so many as a riding horse, a driving horse and a partner in the show ring. There’s little that can stop a Morgan!

The Morgan horse can come in a myriad of colors, from deep bay and black to bright dapple grey to buckskin, but the exciting color of this newest release is something else! A bright flashy chestnut Morgan is sure to light up any arena he enters with his incredible firey color and flaxen mane and tail. This Morgan has been painted with darker shading in his mane and tail to give him a bold contrast against his light flaxen hairs. He has four low, delicately painted socks that finish out his look that is sure to stop anyone in their tracks!

Ready to bring a little flashiness to your stable? This new Morgan is the perfect way to brighten things up!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horses Classics: West Wind Stable

February 24, 2015

Everyone knows that the one accessory every collector needs to complete their collection is a stable of their own. Golden Oak Stables brings the Classic’s line the first all wooden stable so your stable yard can be complete!

Having a stable of your own for your stable is the most important touch to many collectors that are building stables and stable yards of their own. A stable of your own not only means a place for your models to live, but it also gives you countless possibilities for play, display or photographing. Most collectors have a stable of one sort or another, and many enjoy decorating it with extreme detail to get the most realistic stable possible. Classics collectors have had many choices for barns over the years, but this year, the first all wooden stable comes to collectors!

The West Wind Stable will bring the perfect accessory to your models and allow you to create a stable of your dreams. It’s wooden construction is beautifully crafted in light hardwood. A panel style roof and copula give this lovely barn a classic look that everyone can appreciate. Three stalls will hold your champions behind hinged doors just like the real thing! Windows give your horses a touch of the outdoors and your stable even more realism. All together, this lovely stable is the perfect way to give your Classics the lovely home they deserve!

So, which three of your Classics champions will come to live in your new stable? It won’t be an easy choice!

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horses Live Showing: Pony Pouches

February 19, 2015

It might still be snowy and cold in many parts, but the spring show season is just around the corner! Your horses have been waiting all winter for their chance in the show ring, and with a little help from you, they’ll be all ready!

Live model horse shows are a fun and easy way to not only get to experience the model horse hobby, but also to experience a lot of what it’s like to have a real horse too! Model horse shows mimic real horses hows in many ways and bring the same types of events, breeds and competitions to the Breyer horse world. In model horse shows, Breyer horses can compete against one another just like in a real horse show, in both halter, or breed classes, or performance classes that mimic events. Just like a real horse show, ribbons and prizes are given away to the winners of each class and championship and at some shows, horses even qualify for national titles!

If you’re ready to get your feet wet and have a show on the way, one of the most important part of that preparation is packing. Packing your horses well will protect them from damage along the way. Breyer horses are fragile and so is their paint, so making sure that they are well protected for travel is essential. Golden Oak Stables brings you the perfect accessory to keep your horses looking great from stable to show table, Pony Pouches! You can choose between Blue and Pink for your new pony pouches to keep your horses safe. These soft cloth pouches feature a velcro flap to keep your horses in there securely and a name card on the front for you to mark the pouch as belonging to the special horse inside!

Ready to get into the show ring? Then pack on up and head on out!

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horse Accessories: Going to the Horse Show

February 16, 2015

Accessorizing your Breyer horse is a fun way to not only dress your horse in fun and fabulous tack, but to also bring a sense of realism to your models. With realistic and fun accessories, you can bring a realistic touch to your own stable that only Breyer and Golden Oak Stables can help you create!

Accessories are one of the easiest and most fun ways to bring your own unique touch to your models and to make them all the more realistic. With tack, props and accessories you can create a world that is unique as your imagination. You can also create the stable of your dreams with a tack room fit for a king! The world is open when your horses are well dressed and equipped for whichever event today might bring.

Going To The Horse Show is a fun set that will have everyone excited for a day of competition. This fun set starts off with a sturdy tack trunk that will fit your horses accessories in style while on the way to the show. A light blue halter is relaxed but bold and bright enough to catch an eye while your horse is groomed for the show ring. A pink and blue plaid cooler is the perfect statement of style while your horse awaits his turn in the ring or cools down after a round in the ring. You can match your horse’s style with a pink and blue plaid tote bag to carry all of the things you need for show day too!

Bring some fun style to your tack room and to your horses with this lovely set that’s sure to catch the eye of anyone!

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horse Classics: Butterfly Kisses

February 12, 2015

One of the most popular type of Breyer horses are decorators, and in the fifty years since they were introduced decorators have evolved and grown into one of the most popular type of models that collectors love to collect! This year, a new decorator comes into the Breyer lineup, but the decorators are not without an interesting history!

The first decorators were produced in the late 1950’s and were painted to look like they were carved from wood. These models became affectionately known as Woodgrain models and were popular among home decorators, giving decorators their name! Many horse lovers were attracted to this style because of not only the realistic sculpting, but because they could be so easily incorporated into your home’s style. In the early 1960’s the most colorful decorators came into the Breyer world, and they aren’t without a story. Wedgewood and Copehagen blue models and Gold Charm and Filigree models both made their debut in the early 1960’s as the next incarnation of the decorator horses. The surprise came when these models failed to become popular with collectors and were quickly discontinued. Because of this, they are some of the most desirable Breyer models ever collected and are highly prized today.

By the late 1960’s the decorators had slowly waned in popularity and were quietly discontinued. The surprise came in the 1990’s when Breyer began releasing decorators again, seeing the popularity among collectors! Since then, new Woodgrains, Wedgewood, Copenhagen, Gold Charm and Filigree models have all been produced, along with a whole new world of creativity that brings decorators into the new millennium!

Butterfly Kisses comes into Golden Oak Stables with a decorator style all it’s own. Painted in a color scheme of light blue and white, this lightly shaded model is the perfect canvas for a stunning decorator model. Across the barrel of this beautiful horse, a scene of bright and colorful butterflies flitters past!

With a long and colorful past, decorators are fun to collect and beautiful to display. Do you have any decorators?

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horse New Releses: Stablemates Gentle Giants

February 9, 2015

Stablemate Collectors always wait in anxious excitement for the release of new models at the beginning of the year. This year, a ton of new Stablemates have galloped into the paddock, including new molds, surprise foals and stunning horses that everyone can get excited about. There’s one new set of Gentle Giants that are making a quiet, but notable entrance that we’re all soon to notice.

Quietly cantering into Golden Oak Stables are a set of four Gentle Giants that are sure to liven up your stable with their big attitudes.

The set starts off with the ever popular Friesian mold painted in the classic black Friesian color. His high spirited step and his thick feathering makes him an ever popular mold and an easy collector favorite. Next into the stable is a dapple grey Percheron who’s wild dapple coat is something to behold. His dark grey shading is accented with his wild dappling and his alert attitude makes him a fun and stunning example of his breed. The Belgian is a popular draft breed for his long history of farm work and gentle attitude. Breyer brings a calm and strong Belgian to the Stablemates lineup painted in the classic sorrel color so many Belgians are known for. His light colored mane and tail and white blaze give him the sweetest expression that is sure to make him a favorite wherever he goes. Last, but certainly not least comes a cantering Clydesdale that is sure to brighten up your paddock. This stunning red roan drafter brings color and style to the breed that is so well known all over the world today!

Want to bring a few Gentle Giants into your home? These little guys are the perfect way to make a big impact in your collection!

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horse Accessories: Filling Up Your Classics Tack Trunk

February 5, 2015

The Classic models are a fun scale that fits perfectly between Traditional and Mini. These lovely horses have come a long way in the 35 years since they were first introduced and have quickly become a favorite scale for many collectors not only due to their size, but also because of their versatility. New for 2015, Golden Oak Stables brings you fun new tack set that will fill up your tack rooms and trunks with all your Classics could want!

In the last 35 years, Breyer has brought the fun and collectible Classics scale from a small line of race horses and family sets to a huge group of horses that stretch the gamut of breeds and colors. In just the last decade a myriad of new molds have been introduced including many sculpted by some of the greatest artisans in the model horse hobby! Because of this, the Classics have become fast favorites for so many and their compact size means that they are easy to display, not to mention beautiful.

New for 2015 come four sets of brightly colored tack that will have your Classics galloping over for a ride. The Tack and Blankets Sets are four fun ways to dress up your Classics in bold new colors that are sure to brighten anyone’s day! Two sets of English and two sets of Western tack are included and make for a full tack room for just about any collector. Each includes a saddle and bridle as well as bright and fun saddle and stable blankets that will have your horses fighting over their favorites!

Bring a little color to your Classics and saddle up for a fun ride today!

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


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