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About This Site

Welcome to Identify Your Breyer, the largest and most complete source of information on new and vintage 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 buttons, tack, collectors’ manuals, and their annual 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 the Site Index 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 through this Amazon.com link. The information you’ll find here has been obtained from many sources and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. If you have corrections or additional information, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Identify Your Breyer is a reference site and can be treated as such. You are welcome to copy and save the information and photos found here for your personal use. This means that you can use what you find here to create your own inventory and want lists and save those lists to your personal computer. You may also copy and print information found here for use in documenting your model horse show entries and use site material as part of your forum post, blog, or hobby article, provided that your work is substantially original. In other words, using site photos and information in your article on, say, the history of Breyer's "red roan" color is fine, but a blog post documenting all of the releases on a given Breyer mold or breed, using only photos and text found on this site, is not. Giving source credit when you use material you've found here is greatly appreciated.

What you can never do is use material found here for personal or commercial gain. Some people try to use photos found on this site as their own, most frequently on auction websites like eBay. This is not allowed, and is wrong not only because you're using someone else's work without permission, but also, in the case of sales sites, because you are deceiving your potential buyers by showing them a picture of something other than what they're actually bidding on. As should be obvious, you also may not use Identify Your Breyer photos and text to create your own identification website, app, or online game. If you have questions about any of this this please contact me.

How to Identify Your Breyer

1. In order to identify which Breyer model you have, you'll first need to determine which scale or series category it falls into, from the 1:9 scale Traditional to the 1:64 scale Mini Whinnies. 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 and ponies 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.

2. 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, and will vary the color and other details with each release. You can figure out which mold you have by going to the right series category (Traditional, Classic, etc.) and 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 just 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. If you think you know the mold name but don't see it try running a search of the page (usually Control F). Sometimes collectors call a mold one thing and Breyer another, leading to some confusion. The mold names you'll find on this site are what Breyer uses whenever those are known.

3. Once you know what mold you have, figuring out what model 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 remains the same. See how easy that was?

   

Model Horse Values

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 eBay or Model Horse $ales Pages. Felicia Browell, Kelly Kesicki and Kelly Korber-Weimer's Breyer Animal Collector's Guide, Fifth Edition  (which is updated as the Breyer Animal Quick Reference) is also very helpful, as is the The Model Trading Post Insurance Guide 2016. More information on how to estimate value can be found on my Buying and Selling page.

Help Wanted!

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 e-mailed to me.

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 change the watermark or remove your photos 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. Another big hole is in variations like number of socks, different shades of color, and the like. If you know of a model that's not listed here, please let me know!

   

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Hobbyists are welcome to submit their model horse-related advertising banners to this site. Ads are placed throughout the site at my discretion and are free of charge. Banners should be no larger than 728 x 90 pixels and can be emailed to me. Please be sure to include the web address that you would like your ad to point to!

 

   

 

              


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