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Balking Mule

(c) Hilary Hurley    (c) Sue R. Sudekum

The Balking Mule was introduced in 1968 with the round "Breyer Molding Co." mold stamp, and in 1970 the "U.S.A." stamp was added. The Balking Mule has a molded-on bridle with small blinkers. It was sculpted by Chris Hess and is Breyer mold #207.

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Photo Photo Box Card Model Number Name Color Release Dates Released Through/Notes
 (c) Sue R. Sudekum       207 Balking Mule matte and slightly semigloss bay, solid face with grey-shaded white muzzle, black mane/tail, brown legs, some with dorsal stripe, brown or brick red bridle 1968-1973 Lighter and redder than #208
(c) Linda Gross       208 Balking Mule matte and slightly semigloss seal brown, solid face with grey-shaded white muzzle, black mane/tail, brown or black legs, brown or brick red bridle 1968-1970
    753 Molly glossy grey barrel blanket, extensive black spots, black mane, grey and black tail, black lower legs, black halter Jan-Jun 1999 Collectors' Edition

With hang tag

(c) Stephanie Michel   780 Dolly glossy charcoal grey, white points, pink inner ears, black bridle Jul-Dec 1999 Collectors' Edition

With hang tag

    410197 Cactus red roan, solid face, dark red chestnut mane/tail and lower legs, black bridle 1997 BreyerFest Raffle, Live Auction
(26 made)
(c) Hilary Hurley   410894 Balking Mule apricot dun, solid face, darker red dun mane/tail, dun-grey muzzle, no stockings, black bridle 1994

Black Horse Ranch
(400 made)

Sold singly or as set with five other BHR models.

(c) Hilary Hurley       410894 Balking Mule chestnut, solid face, darker grey-chestnut mane and nose, grey tail, four cream "stockings," black bridle 1994

Black Horse Ranch
(400 made)

Sold singly or as set with five other BHR models.

(c) Breyers4Sale   410894 Balking Mule alabaster, grey mane/tail tip, grey muzzle, knees and hocks, black bridle 1994

Black Horse Ranch
(400 made)

Sold singly or as set with five other BHR models.

    410894 Balking Mule black leopard, grey muzzle, black mane/tail, black legs, black bridle 1994 Black Horse Ranch
(400 made)

Sold singly or as set with five other BHR models.

  410894 Balking Mule black blanket, solid face, black mane/tail, four stockings, brown bridle 1994

Black Horse Ranch
(400 made)

Sold singly or as set with five other BHR models.

(c) Sue R. Sudekum       410894 Balking Mule buckskin, solid face, dun-grey mane/tail, muzzle, knees and hocks, buckskin lower lwgs, black bridle 1994

Black Horse Ranch
(400 made)

Sold singly or as set with five other BHR models.

712078 Lucy brown, black, and white spotted, grey and brown mane, black and brown tail, black stockings, green bridle, blue ribbon 2013 Vintage Club members exclusive offer

With Certificate of Authenticity. "Vintage Collectors Club" printed on belly.

    712130 Glossy Lucy glossy brown, black, and white spotted, grey and brown mane, black and brown tail, black stockings, green bridle, blue ribbon 2013 Vintage Club members exclusive offer
(80 made)

"Vintage Collectors Club" printed on belly.

        Dark Chestnut dark chestnut, four stockings 1994 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)
        Balking Mule alabaster, no grey shading on legs or muzzle, pink hooves

~1994(?)

Probable test run
        Bay Balking Mule bay, black points, four stockings 1995 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)
        Dapple Grey Balking Mule dapple grey 1995 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)
        Caramel Palomino Balking Mule palomino, white mane/tail, four stockings, black bridle 2000 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)

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