Breyer Horse Collecting: A Little Bit Of Fantasy

October 27, 2016

Halloween can have you thinking of any number of things. Tricks, treats, witches, ghouls, all things that remind you of this spooky holiday. Golden Oak Stables has a few horses that bring a little spirit of their own, in their own unique way.

Everyone knows Breyer horses for their realism, beauty and artistry, but do you know that there’s a whole world of fantasy Breyers as well! Taking on the most mystical of equine myths, Breyer has tickled the imaginations of collectors for decades with their fantasy creations! Unicorns, Pegasus and even more creative concoctions have found their ways into collectors hands over the years from the creative minds at Breyer.

Do you have any in your collection?  Golden Oak Stables has a few! Xavier is a stunning traditional drafter that has been transformed into a unicorn! Sure to be a collector’s favorite, this beautiful beast will enchant young and old. The Wind Dancers are another favorite that bring a whole new twist to fantasy. With their bright colors and mystical wings these stunning horses are unique and beautiful.

On this most fanciful night of Halloween, remember a bit of fantasy with a mythical beast all your own. A little fantasy always makes things more interesting!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horse Collecting: The Scale Of It All

October 17, 2016

Almost anyone can recognize a Breyer. Its superior detail, careful painting, realistic details, all of these things make a Breyer, a Breyer. Have you ever taken a moment to think about the scale of a model? What makes it larger or smaller than other Breyer horses?

The Breyer Traditional line is probably the most recognizable of the Breyer scales. These large horses are generally about 8 inches tall and the largest of the Breyer scales. These are the models that first came into collectors hands in the 1950’s and have created the bulk of the Breyer lineup. No wonder they are called Traditional! Many of the horses you will recognize will make up the Traditional scale.

Classics are one size step down from Traditionals, and stand about six inches tall. These models came about in the 1970’s and have a loyal group of collectors. Their 1/12 scale makes them easy to display and collect. There is a big variety in the Classics size, with many different breeds being depicted!

Stablemates is probably the scale with one of the biggest fan bases. Standing about 3 inches tall these tiny beauties pack a ton of detail into a tiny package, and needless to say, have found a huge fandom because of that! Their small size also makes them fun and easy to collect, especially for those with space at a premium!

Golden Oak Stables has all this and more waiting for you! No matter what your collection, there is a Breyer that is the perfect scale for you!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horse Collecting: The Care And Keeping Of Breyer Horses

October 10, 2016

You might not think much about it, but Breyer horses require care just like their real life counterparts. Breyer horses might be a lot easier to care for than a real horse, but they still require care to keep them in tip top shape and beautiful for years to come.

Breyer horses are durable, that’s no secret. Many of them put up with years of play with very little damage, but taking care of them can help you have a lifetime of memories with each and every model in your collection. There’s nothing wrong with playing with your models, in fact, it’s some of the most fun you can have with them! Taking care to tack up carefully can help prevent scratches and rubs. Tiny buckles and bits can cause scratches if you aren’t careful, so always tack up with caution, just like a real horse!

Cleaning and displaying your models is also a major part of keeping good care of your Breyers. Displaying your models, take care to not place them on a surface that is unstable. The last thing you want is for your horses to come tumbling down. Taking the time to make sure they aren’t touching, and have a little room between one another will also help damage while living on display.

Gentle cleaning is also a good idea. Most horses can live with a dusting every now and then. If they do get dirty, warm water and a mild soap will clean them right up. Just clean slowly and gently and your horse will be beautiful again!

Golden Oak Stables is full of fun horses to fill your collection with. And with a little care and keeping, your next model can live a lifetime in your collection!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horse Collecting: What Are You Collecting Right Now?

September 29, 2016

There’s an infinite number of ways that a Breyer collection can be built. From beginning as playthings to gifts from loved ones and everything in between. Model Horse collections are as unique as their owners, but have you taken a moment to see just what direction you are taking your collection in?

Careful collecting, or curation, is always important when it comes to collecting. It’s good to take a moment every now and then to look over your collection, what you have in it, and what you are hoping to add to it. This will help your collection grow in a way that is best for you! Curation is one of the most important parts of collecting anything, and can lead to happiness and pride in your collection.

So, the question comes, what are you collecting right now? There’s a myriad of ways that this question can be answered, but start looking at patterns in your purchases and collection. You’ll probably notice that you purchase a certain type or size of model. Or maybe you love one kind of breed, or a certain color of horse? Even if you can’t find a pattern, chances are you’ll find horses at Golden Oak Stables that are similar to your collection, and your tastes.

Looking at how future purchases add into your collection is the first step in smart collecting, and being happy with your collection. When you add horses to your collection that you will love, your collection will have staying power and will bring you happiness! By choosing your next model with your collection in mind, you can add a lifelong member of your herd to your stable each time!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horse Accessories: Outfitting Your Models For Winter

September 26, 2016

Cooler air is blowing in and soon the leaves will be changing. As real horse owners gear up for winter, model horse collectors can gear up too!

One of the fun parts of Breyer collecting is the ability to live the life of real horses through you models. It’s easy to see why this would be fun, competitions, dream stables and not to mention the dream horses that can come to live in your stable. Horse ownership is multifaceted, and one of the parts of ownership is keeping a horse warm in winter!

Lucky for collectors, Golden Oak Stables has a full stock of every type of blanket that collectors could ask for in the their Tack Room! Blankets are great for play and display, especially in winter time when those chilly temperatures remind us all to snuggle up and keep warm.  Collectors also love blankets for keeping dust off of the backs of their models, just like real horse owners use them to keep horses clean. They can also be fun to collect, and come in all kinds of different styles and colors that can be chosen for your unique horses!

The fun of real horse ownership and collecting intersect all the time, but even the most basic of tasks can be fun with a little creativity, imagination and the right equipment!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horse Collecting: Fall Into Breyer Fun

September 22, 2016

Fall is here! Leaves will begin to turn, cool fall air is ushering in and Halloween is just around the corner? What does that mean for your Breyer collection? Here at Golden Oak Stables, fall is busy season for many reasons,  and all of them are important to collectors!

Fall is always a gentle reminder that the Holidays are on their way, and for Breyer collectors, that means the Breyer Holiday Collection! This year, like so many others before it, is full of everything you could wish for. The holiday horse is bound to delight as are the ornaments and other delights that will warm your collection even in the chilliest of winter weather.

New releases are also in store for collectors this fall. Mid year releases are often anticipated with baited breath by collectors, and this year there’s reason to be excited. Between a new fantasy unicorn, a famous drafter and a new stable that will have your classics clamoring for a spot, collectors will need to make room!

And of course, there’s the retired list! In just a few short months dozens of Breyers will be on their way to retirement, so don’t wait, the time is now to add these horses to your collection!

Fall gives every Breyer collector a reason to be excited. With so many new things in store, the hardest part is picking where to start!

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


Breyer Horse Collecting: Starting A Wish List

September 19, 2016

The holidays are just around the corner and just about every Breyer collector has a few horses that they are hoping gallop their way into their stable. With that right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start a wish list!

Friends and family may ask what you would like for a birthday or holiday, and having a list ready can make the both of you happy in the end! Knowing just what someone wants makes shopping easier, and receiving it all the more fun! It means that you probably won’t get two of a horse and that you’ll get ones that your stable has been anxious for. What could be better?

Starting a wish list is the easy part, and figuring out who is on it can be so much fun. You can even make a wish list of your very own at Golden Oak Stables!

Start with your most desired models, the ones your collection can’t live without. These should be the first ones you put on the list. From there, look over what fits in your collection and what you hope to add to it. You never know what might pique your interest, so be sure to look over all of the Breyers that are currently available.

Chances are, you’re already well on your way to a wish list already, so write it down, type it up or create it over at goldenoakstables.com and pass it onto friends and family.

~Stacy

Email Stacy: Stacy@GoldenOakStables.com


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