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Western Horse

(c) Wendy Hick  (c) Wendy Hick

The Western Horse, introduced in 1950 and Breyer's first animal mold, originally had no mold marks. Later models have the "U.S.A." mold stamp inside the right hind leg, and some also have an upside down or backward "B" stamp. The mold has a molded-on bridle and breastcollar with gold metal chain reins, comes with a removable plastic Western saddle and stands 10 1/4" tall. Very similar to Hartland's "Large Champ," the Western Horse can be identified by its' near side mane and relatively smooth tail. The Western Horse differs from the Western Pony in size, in browband (three studs on each side versus four for the Pony), and in that the Horses' mane covers the breastcollar just above the shoulder on the near side while the Pony's reveals a small part of it. The mold was sculpted by Chris Hess, adapted from Hartland's Large Champ, which was sculpted by Roger Williams. It is Breyer's mold #57.

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Photo Photo Box Card Model Number Name Color Release Dates Released Through/Notes

(c) Amy D

      50 Western Horse glossy black, bald face and muzzle, black mane, black tail with white tip, four stockings, silver bridle, black saddle with silver trim 1959-1962  

  55 Pinto Pony (1954)

Western Horse
(1955-1976)

glossy, semigloss, and matte black tobiano, white mane, black tail with white tip, four stockings, gold bridle, black saddle 1954-1973 Breastcollar black with gold studs
  55 Western Horse glossy, semigloss, and matte black tobiano, white mane, black tail with white tip, four stockings, gold bridle, black saddle ~1954-1973 Solid gold breastcollar (uncommon variation)

(c) Susan Lacy

      55 Western Horse glossy, semigloss, and matte black tobiano, white mane, black tail with white tip, four stockings, gold bridle, white saddle 1975-1976  

      56 Pinto Pony (1954)

Western Horse
(1955-1966)

glossy and matte palomino tobiano, white mane, light palomino tail with white tip, four stockings, gold bridle, brown saddle with gold trim 1954-1966 Color varies from light tan palomino to peach to caramel to deep red sorrel. Some may be slightly semigloss.

(c) BreyerCollectables.com

      57 Western Horse glossy, semigloss, and matte palomino, bald face, white or light palomino mane/tail, four stockings, most with gold bridle, brown saddle 1951-1991 Color varies from lemony yellow to lighter and darker honey-tan shades. Some with palomino bridle.

(c) GreyStone

  57 Western Horse glossy, semigloss, and matte palomino, bald face, white or light palomino mane/tail, four stockings, most with gold bridle, brown saddle 1951-1991 Glossy version. Two shades shown, second without reins.

  57 Western Horse glossy, semigloss, and matte palomino, bald face, white or light palomino mane/tail, four stockings, most with gold bridle, brown saddle 1970s With slip-on saddle and no saddle.

(c) www.Horsies.net

      58 Black Beauty
Western Mount Horse
glossy black, no white markings, black mane/tail, gold bridle, black saddle with gold trim 1956-1960

(c) Mastoyshop

      59 Western Horse
With black saddle and snap-on cinch
glossy and semigloss white, most with white mane/tail, gold bridle, black Western saddle with gold trim 1950-1962

(c) Amy D

      59 Western Horse
With brown cinch saddle
glossy and semigloss white, most with white mane/tail, gold bridle, black Western saddle with gold trim 1950-1962 Some with brown Western saddle and/or brownish mane/tail, shown. Not sure if saddle blanket came with horse.

      550 Western Horse glossy, semigloss, and matte black tobiano, white mane, black tail with white tip, four stockings, gold bridle, white saddle 1970-1972 Showcase Collection

Same as #55

(c) Jamie Dulin

758 Roy Roger's Trigger palomino, white upper muzzle, white mane/tail, near hind sock, black and silver bridle and Western saddle 2000-2006 Hollywood Heroes Series

With descriptive brochure and video. Also sold without video.

(c) BreyerCollectables.com       864 TicTac (1992)
Tic Toc (1993-94)
alabaster, grey-shaded mane/tail, knees and hocks, pink nose and ears, gold bridle, black Western saddle 1992-1994
(c) Kellie DeFosset (c) Joy King     960 Royal Te, Appaloosa or Royale Te, Appaloosa bay roan extended blanket, solid face, black or bi-colored eyes, black points, near fore and off hind socks, gold bridle, black Western saddle with gold trim 1996-1997 Models produced in the first three months of 1997 have bi-colored eyes.

(c) Reeves International, Inc.

    1177 Hopalong Cassidy's Topper white, light grey shading to body and mane/tail, faintly pink ears and muzzle 2003-2004 Hollywood Heroes Series

With descriptive brochure and video

(c) LeeAnn Bachman (c) LeeAnn Bachman (c) LeeAnn Bachman   1735 Glitterati glossy bay extended blanket, interrupted stripe, black points, hind socks 2015  
      1735TR Glitterati Test Run matte bay extended blanket, interrupted stripe, black points, white highlights in mane and tail, hind socks 2015 Test Run Glitterati Raffle
(1 made)
        Glitterati extended blanket, interrupted stripe, snip, black points, white highlights in mane and tail, hind socks 2015 BreyerFest Silent Auction
(1 made)
(c) Lisa Tilton       400057 Western Horse glossy caramel tobiano, bald face, white mane, grey forelock, palomino shaded tail with white tip, four stockings, gold bridle, glossy brown saddle 1990

Just About Horses Subscriber Special
(1,525 made)

"JAH 1990" hand written on belly. With Certificate of Authenticity.

(c) Jen McClelland (c) Sande Schneider     701895 Western Horse palomino, light palomino mane/tail, four stockings, gold bridle, tan-shaded saddle 1995

QVC
(3,678 made)

Most have "95" date stamp molded inside far hind leg. Models without this stamp are the same as newer #57s.

  711182 Gossamer matte grullo tobiano, black mane, grullo to black tail, black lower legs, off fore and hind stockings 2014

BreyerFest Special Run
(575 made)

"BreyerFest 2014" stamped on belly

(c) Kellie DeFosset (c) Kellie DeFosset     711182 Gossamer glossy grullo tobiano, black mane, grullo to black tail, black lower legs, off fore and hind stockings 2014

BreyerFest Special Run
(600 made)

"BreyerFest 2014" stamped on belly

    711182 Gossamer silver charm, pink muzzle, bald face, white points, black saddle and bridle, silver trim 2014

BreyerFest Special Run
(25 made)

"BreyerFest 2014" stamped on belly

        Western Horse glossy and semigloss palomino/sorrel turned bile/yellow green, bald face, "antique" brown-shaded mane/tail, brownish-charcoal shaded body, four high stockings 1950-early 1951 Fewer than ten known to exist. Many on over-the-clock MasterCrafters clocks.
(c) Sande Schneider (c) Sande Schneider       Giant Palomino Groomer
With pack saddle containing nail file, nail clipper, toothbrush and comb.
glossy, semigloss, and matte palomino, bald face, white or light palomino mane/tail, four stockings, most with gold bridle, brown saddle 1956-1957

Sears Holiday Catalog

Same as #57

        Bay bay, black points, stockings 1994 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)
(c) Sue Lehman         Western Horse semigloss solid gold charm, gold bridle and saddle 2003 BreyerFest prize model
(30 made)
        "Inconspicuous" semigloss white, white mane/tail, gold bridle, black Western saddle with gold trim 2004 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)

Color pattern is the same as the Connoisseur model of the same name

(c) Wendy Hick (c) Wendy Hick       Wedgewood Blue Decorator Western Horse Wedgewood blue, white points, silver bridle, white and silver saddle 2010

BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)

With Certificate of Authenticity

        Western Horse on clock bile green ~1950 Mastercrafters Clock Co.
Some Western Horses turned green with age. This was probably an alabaster model originally.
        Western Horse on clock glossy and semigloss white, most with white mane/tail, gold bridle, black Western saddle with gold trim ~1950 Mastercrafters Clock Co.

Model same as #59.

        Western Horse with Clock palomino, bald face, white or light palomino mane/tail, four stockings ~1950-1953 Mastercrafters Clock Co.

Model same as #57

      Western Horse with Clock glossy and semigloss white, most with white mane/tail, gold bridle, black Western saddle with gold trim ~1950-1953 Mastercrafters Clock Co.

Model same as #59. Clock made by Sessions Clock Company.

        Western Horse   ~1950-1962 Shown on postproduction metal lamp
  Western Horse Nightlight   ? Aftermarket nightlights

Same as #57

Mold introduction, 1954 or 1955 dealer catalog


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