These abbreviations and terms are frequently used within the
model horse collecting hobby. If you have a term you'd like to add, or would
like to see a more detailed explanation, please
- ASB - American Saddlebred
- ASHF - Action Stock Horse Foal
- BF - BreyerFest
- BMHR - Breyer Model Horse Registry. See
- Body - a model that has been badly
scratched or broken and is considered good only for repainting or
- annual live show and model
horse celebration sponsored by Breyer. One of a kind and special run models
are made available to attendees of this large, fun event.
2008 BreyerFest models,
2009 BreyerFest models,
2010 BreyerFest models,
2011 BreyerFest models.
- CAF - Classic Arabian Foal
- CAM - Classic Arabian Mare
- CAS - Classic Arabian Stallion
- CE - Commemorative Edition
- Certificate of Authenticity - a paper
included with many Limited Edition and Connoisseur Models that confirms that
the model is indeed a limited edition. Models complete with COA generally
sell for more than a similar model without.
- Chalky/Chalkie -
Breyer model with a painted white base coat or made from an opaque white
plastic that does not absorb paint well, leading to a similar look. Chalky
models appear very white in unpainted areas and have paint that seems to sit
on top of the plastic or base coat, rather than absorbed into it. For more
information please see The
Virtual Chalky Museum.
- CM - customized model; same as RRH
- COA - Certificate of Authenticity.
- Collector's Choice/Collector's
Edition - gives Breyer fans a voice in creating a model for the
Traditional line. It consists of a spring and fall edition, each produced
for six months (January through June, July through December).
- Commemorative Edition - in Breyer, a model
issued for a single year in a limited number (typically 10,000). Each model
was serially numbered by hand.
- Conga Line - a collection of models in the
same mold. The term refers to how certain molds, when lined up one after
another, look like they're dancing in a conga line.
- Connoisseur Model - a Traditional model available only
to subscribers of Breyer's Just
About Horses magazine. Highly detailed and produced in a very limited
run of 350 models, these models are considered highly collectible.
- Copenhagen -
Dappled blue. Glossy, with white manes and tails as well as white leg and
- Cust - customized model; one in which the
mold has been modified in some way before being repainted or repainted and
- CWP - Cantering Welsh Pony
- Decorator -
Unrealistic colors including Gold Charm,
Florentine and, more recently, Silver Filigree and
Bronze. Made largely but not exclusively in the 1960s, these models are
considered highly collectible.
- Disc - discontinued
- FAF - Family Arabian Foal
- FAM - Family Arabian Mare
- FAS - Family Arabian Stallion
- Florentine -
Dappled gold. Glossy with white manes and tails, along with white leg and
G1 - The first generation (set of molds) in the
Stablemates scale. They first appeared in the 1970s and were based on models
from Hagen-Renaker. The molds
are: Arabian Mare, Arabian Stallion, Citation, Draft Horse, Morgan Mare,
Morgan Stallion, Native Dancer, Quarter Horse Mare, Quarter Horse Stallion,
Saddlebred, Seabiscuit, Silky Sullivan, Swaps, Thoroughbred Lying Foal,
Thoroughbred Mare, Thoroughbred Standing Foal.
- G2 - The second generation/set of
Stablemates, released in 1998 and 1999 and sculpted by Kathleen Moody. The
molds are: American Saddlebred, Andalusian, Appaloosa, Arabian (Rearing),
Cantering Foal, Clydesdale, Morgan (Prancing), Mule, Paso Fino, Scrambling
Foal, Scratching Foal, Shetland Pony, Thoroughbred, Trotting Foal,
- G3 - The third generation/set of
Stablemates, released between 2005 and 2007 and sculpted by Jane Lunger. The
molds are: Andalusian, Arabian, Cantering Stock Horse, Cantering Warmblood,
Friesian, Highland Pony, Lying Foal, Mustang, Peruvian Paso, Standing Foal,
Standing Stock Horse, Standing Thoroughbred, Tennessee Walking Horse,
- Glossy - model with high-gloss, shiny finish
- Gold Charm - a
solid, metallic gold with white manes and tails. Also have socks or
stockings and some white facial markings.
- Goldie Oldie - Breyer Decorator models; gold or blue in different
- H-R -
Hagen-Renaker, American ceramic horse manufacturer
- LB - Breyer's Little Bits; now known as
- LE - Limited Edition
- Limited Edition: a model released for a
limited period of time, usually one year or six months in the case of the
- LP - Lady Phase
- LSASE - long or legal (#10) Self Addressed Stamped Envelope
- LSQ - live show quality; few or no flaws.
Will stand up to a close, in-person examination.
- MIB - mint in box
- Mint - perfect in every way, without scuff marks,
or manufacturer's flaws
- M/T - main and tail
- NAMHSA - North American Model Horse Showers
Association. See Clubs.
- NAN - North American Nationals, held
annually by NAMHSA.
- NAN Qualified - a horse that has won 1st or
2nd in a NAMHSA live show, qualifying it to enter the next NAN.
- NIB - new in box; just as it came from the
manufacturer, not necessarily mint
- NL -
Northlight, a model horse company
- NSH - National Show Horse
- OF - Original Finish
- Old Mold - sometimes Breyer makes a slight
or significant change to an existing mold. Models made under the older mold
are sometimes referred to as "old mold." One example of this is the Proud
- OOAK - One Of A Kind - a model that is not
from a run of similar models. Usually indicates a test run or a single model produced for a specific event. Also sometimes used to
refer to customized models when the artist has not made other models using
the same mold and color pattern.
- PAF - Proud Arabian Foal
- PAM - Proud Arabian Mare
- PAS - Proud Arabian Stallion
- POA - Pony of the Americas
- PPD - postage prepaid
- PS - Peter Stone model
- PSQ - photo show quality; in good enough
condition to do well in photographs, which can hide minor or off-side flaws.
- QH - Quarter Horse
- Rep - repainted over the original color
- RR - repainted and remade, also
(more recently) Regular Run, as opposed to Special Run
- RRH - repainted, remade, and haired
- SAE - Self Addressed Envelope (no stamp)
- SASE - Self Addressed Stamped Envelope
- SB - Standardbred
- SBW Saddlebred Weanling
- SCO - Smart
- S/D - sire/dam
- SHF - Stock Horse Foal
- SHM - Stock Horse Mare
- SHS - Stock Horse Stallion
- SSHF - Standing Stock Horse Foal
- SM - Stablemate
- Special Run - a Breyer model available only
through limited retail or online stores, usually in limited quantities
- SR - Special Run
- Sunshine Celebration - promotional event
held by Breyer. First held in April, 2011.
- THHN - The Hobby Horse News magazine, now
- TB - Thoroughbred
- TR or Test - test run model made before production to determine exact
color and markings
- Trad - Traditional; largest Breyer model size
- TSC - Tractor
Supply Company, which sometimes sells special run models as well as
other Breyer models.
- T/U - touch up, small markings added or rubs/scratches retouched on an
otherwise OF model
- TWH - Tennessee Walking Horse
- USET - United States Equestrian Team
- WCHE - see World Champion Horse Equipment
- Wedgewood -
Cornflower blue, intended to resemble Wedgewood porcelain. White manes and
tails, along with white leg and face markings.
- Woodie - woodgrain
- Woodgrain - Breyer model painted to look
like wood. Here
is an example.
- World Champion Horse Equipment - former
name of a company that sold a series of Midnight Sun special runs. Now
known online as eHorseEquipment.com,
where a limited selection of those models may still be available and other
Breyer models are sold.