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Breyer, the largest and most complete source of information on Breyer
model horses on the Internet. I’m glad you stopped by! There are
thousands of photos here to drool over and information on every Breyer
model known to exist, as well as information on Breyer
collectors’ manuals, and
Just About Horses
magazine. If you’re
looking to buy new models or sell your old collection you should
definitely start with my
Buying and Selling
page. If you're looking for information on a particular series of models
(Treasure Hunts, Holiday Horses, web specials and the like) or
information on new and discontinued models by year be sure to check out
page. Oh, and there’s this section on
How To Identify
Your Breyer that you might want to check out, too!
I have been collecting Breyer model horses since the early 1970s, and in
2001 created “Identify Your Breyer” in order to better share this
wonderful hobby with others. The site is entirely free to use, with
hosting costs paid by advertising revenues and your purchases made
link. The information you’ll find here has been obtained from
sources and is accurate to the
best of my knowledge. If you have corrections or additional information,
please don't hesitate to contact me.
Sadly, some people are using photos found on this site as their own
pictures, most frequently on auction websites like eBay and on YouTube.
This is wrong not only because you're using someone else's work without
permission, but also, in the case of eBay, because you are deceiving
your potential buyers by showing them a picture of something other than
what they're actually bidding on. Please note
that I do NOT give permission for anyone to use the photos found here
for any purpose without prior permission. I will notify eBay, YouTube,
and any other host of your copyright infringement if I see you using
these photos, which may put your auction or your account in jeopardy.
It's dishonest, and it's just not worth it. Don't do it.
How to Identify Your Breyer
1. In order to identify which Breyer
model you have, you'll first need to determine which
category it falls into. The categories listed above are how Breyer
classifies its molds, and that's how things are sorted here as well.
Measure from the table to the top of your model's ears to see where it
falls in the breakdown shown above, keeping in mind that the numbers
above are just approximations. These measurements indicate the
height of the average adult model; foals are correspondingly smaller in
each size category. If you've looked and can't find your model in one
size category, try the next one up or down.
Next you'll have to determine which mold
Breyer used to create your horse. Breyer may re-use each mold many
times, depending on the popularity of the individual mold, varying the
color and other details with each release. You can figure out which mold
you have by going to the right size category (Traditional,
looking at the photos shown there. You're not looking for a color match,
just for the same shape. Sometimes Breyer will change the shape of the
mane or tail on a model, so don't rely on that. Look instead at the
action the model is taking (standing, trotting, etc.) and the general
build (stocky, slender like a racehorse, etc.). Clicking on a photo will
show you that picture in larger detail if you're not sure.
3. Once you know what mold you have, figuring out what
you've got is easy! Clicking on the name of the mold (such as
Adios) will take you to the page for
that mold. On that page is a description and usually a photo of every
known model in that mold. Because they are painted by hand sometimes a
shade will vary between light and dark, but the general color and the
number of or absence of things like stockings and facial markings
usually remain the same. See how easy that was?
I can't give you an estimate of the value
of your model or your model horse collection, but there are many
resources out there that can help you determine its worth. Bear in mind
that a model's value is simply what someone else is willing to pay for
it, no matter what the price guide or sales list tells you one is going
for! A great deal depends on the condition of the model being sold, as well as
on the popularity of that particular model and its rarity. Your best bet
to find current values is to look at what the same model in a similar
condition is selling for on an online site like
Model Horse $ales Pages. Felicia Browell, Kelly Kesicki and Kelly Korber-Weimer's
Breyer Animal Collector's Guide, Fifth Edition is also very helpful,
though the book was last updated in 2008. More information on how to
estimate values can be found on my
Buying and Selling
For More Information
The information on this site is only a summary
of what's known about each mold and model. If you'd like more detailed descriptions of
individual releases or a history of the individual molds and models you
should check out Nancy
Breyer Molds and Models: Horses, Riders, & Animals, Revised Fifth Edition.
Nancy's book is a wonderful encyclopedia of all things Breyer and has been a
tremendous help to me. Felicia Browell, Kelly Kesicki and Kelly Korber-Weimer's
Breyer Animal Collector's Guide, Fifth Edition
contains estimated values and color photos of just about every Breyer
model made through 2008 and is also a valuable resource. Both are out of print but can
usually be obtained through Amazon or through fellow collectors. Other books on the hobby are
also available through your local bookstore or
the Amazon.com link above. No serious collector should be without at least one of these
I need your photos to
fill in gaps in this catalog and to replace Breyer's stock photos.
Photos must have been taken or be owned by you--I can't accept photos
off of eBay or other sources without permission from the owner. Submitted photos should be in focus, offer one or
preferably both full side
views, and contain no tack (including halters) unless the tack came with the
model. Head shots and other supplemental photos are also welcome. The best photos will have a plain background rather than a natural or
stable scene. Scanned images should be at least 800 pixels wide
and larger if possible. Be sure to include the model number
and/or model name, if you know it--that will save me a lot of time!
Photos should be
Unfortunately, photos are frequently stolen from this
website for use on eBay or other sales sites. Because of this all
published photos are now marked "© Identify Your Breyer."
If you have submitted photos in the past and do
not wish to have your photos marked in this way please contact me and I
will gladly remove them from the site.
Thanks for your understanding.
One area where you may
notice that I'm incomplete is in one of a kind or very limited run models,
such as those given away as prizes or auctioned off at
BreyerFest. If you
know of a model that's
not listed here, please let me know!