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Western Pony

 

The Western Pony was introduced in 1953 and has never had any mold marks. The mold has a molded-on bridle and breastcollar with gold metal chain reins, comes with a removable plastic Western saddle and stands about 7 1/2 " high. The Western Pony differs from the Western Horse in size, in browband (three studs on each side for the Horse versus four for the Pony), and in that the Horses' mane covers the breastcollar just above the shoulder on the near side while the Ponys reveals a small part of it. The mold was sculpted by Chris Hess, adapted from Hartland's Small Champ, which was sculpted by Roger Williams. It is Breyer mold #45.

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

(c) L. Arfsten

      40 Black Beauty
Western Pony
glossy black, black tail with white tip, black mane, bald face, black saddle with silver trim 1955/1958-1960/1962  
      40 Black Beauty
Western Pony
glossy black, diamond star with gold bridle, solid black mane/tail usually four stockings, gold bridle, saddle brown or black with gold trim 1955/1958-1960/1962  
    40 Western Pony dark brown, diamond star, dark brown mane/tail, four stockings, gold bridle and breastcollar, brown or black western saddle with gold trim, black hooves ~1955-1957 Made of dark brown plastic with white and black colors painted on

  41 Western Pony glossy and matte black tobiano, bald face, white mane, black tail with white tip, four stockings, gold bridle, black or charcoal grey saddle 1956-1976 Came with black saddle through 1967, and after that a charcoal grey saddle.

      42 Western Pony glossy chestnut tobiano, bald face, white mane, palomino tail with white tip, four stockings, gold bridle, brown Western saddle 1956-1967 Color varies from light honey palomino to red sorrel. Some have grey or gold eyes.
      42 Western Pony glossy chestnut tobiano, bald face, white mane, palomino tail with white tip, four stockings, gold bridle, brown Western saddle 1956-1967 Red sorrel color variation.

  43 Western Pony glossy palomino, bald face, palomino-shaded mane/tail, four stockings, gold bridle, brown or tan-shaded saddle 1956-1973 Came with brown saddle through 1967 and after that a tan-shaded saddle.
    43 Western Pony glossy palomino, bald face, palomino-shaded mane/tail, four stockings, gold bridle, brown or tan-shaded saddle 1956-1973 Came with brown saddle through 1967 and after that a tan-shaded saddle.

Pearlescent model shown.

(c) Eleda Towle

      44 Black Beauty,
Western Mount Horse
black, no white markings, black Western saddle, gold bridle, gold hooves. 1953-1955/1957 Made from solid black plastic.

(c) L. Arfsten

      45 Western Pony glossy white, white mane/tail, grey eyes and ears, gold bridle, black or charcoal-shaded saddle 1958-1971 Came with black saddle through 1967, and after that a charcoal-shaded saddle.
    45 Western Pony glossy white, white mane/tail, grey eyes and ears, gold bridle, black or charcoal-shaded saddle ~1968-1971 With charcoal-shaded slip-on saddle.
  45 Western Pony glossy white, white mane/tail, grey eyes and ears, gold bridle, black or charcoal-shaded saddle ~1953-1958 These o-ring reins were thought to be limited to very early Western Horse models. These reins were discontinued ~1953, and so this model is either a preproduction piece or leftover o-ring reins were used on him instead of the normal twist link reins.
      240 Indian Warrior Set
With Indian rider
glossy black, diamond star with gold bridle, solid black mane/tail usually four stockings, gold bridle, saddle brown or black with gold trim ~1957-1959 Same as #40
      241 Indian and Pinto Set
With Indian rider
glossy and matglte black tobiano, bald face, white mane, black tail with white tip, four stockings, gold bridle, black or charcoal grey saddle ~1954-1957 Same as #41
(c) Nick DeBoer (c) Josh DeBoer     242 Indian and Pinto Set
With Indian rider. Tan or turquoise pants, various headgear
glossy chestnut tobiano, bald face, white mane, palomino tail with white tip, four stockings, gold bridle, brown Western saddle ~1954-1957 Same as #42
  242 Indian and Pinto Set
With Indian rider. tan or turquoise pants, various headgear
glossy chestnut tobiano, bald face, white mane, palomino tail with white tip, four stockings, gold bridle, brown Western saddle ~1954-1957 Same as #42

Showing tan pants, full set of accessories.

      341 Lucky Ranger Set
With rider
glossy and matte black tobiano, bald face, white mane, black tail with white tip, four stockings, gold bridle, black or charcoal grey saddle ~1955-1957 Same as #41
(c) Nick DeBoer       341 Cowboy and Pinto Set
With cowboy rider
glossy and matte black tobiano, bald face, white mane, black tail with white tip, four stockings, gold bridle, black or charcoal grey saddle ~1954-1957 Same as #41
      342 Cowboy and Pinto Set
With cowboy rider
glossy chestnut tobiano, bald face, white mane, palomino tail with white tip, four stockings, gold bridle, brown Western saddle ~1954-1957 Same as #42
      342 Lucky Ranger Set
With rider
glossy chestnut tobiano, bald face, white mane, palomino tail with white tip, four stockings, gold bridle, brown Western saddle ~1955-1957 Same as #42
      343 Cowboy Set
With cowboy rider
glossy palomino, bald face, palomino-shaded mane/tail, four stockings, gold bridle, brown or tan-shaded saddle ~1955-1957 Same as #43
(c) Nick DeBoer       343 Lucky Ranger Set
With rider
glossy palomino, bald face, palomino-shaded mane/tail, four stockings, gold bridle, brown or tan-shaded saddle ~1955-1957 Same as #43
      345 Lucky Ranger Set
With rider
glossy white, white mane/tail, grey eyes and ears, gold bridle, black or charcoal-shaded saddle ~1957-1959 Same as #45
      430 Western Pony glossy palomino, bald face, palomino-shaded mane/tail, four stockings, gold bridle, brown or tan-shaded saddle 1970-1972 Showcase Collection

Same as #43

      540 Kit Carson Set
With rider
glossy black, black tail with white tip, black mane, bald face and silver breastcollar, black saddle with silver trim ~1957-1959 Same as #40
      542 Kit Carson Set
With rider
glossy chestnut tobiano, bald face, white mane, palomino tail with white tip, four stockings, gold bridle, brown Western saddle 1956-1957 Same as #42
    910 Cisco Western Pony with Saddle buckskin, bald face, black mane/tail, knees, and hocks, four stockings, gold bridle, black with gold detailing Western saddle 1995-1996
      945 Western Pony woodgrain, black eyes 1959/60-1964 Released with no saddle or reins.

(c) Hilary Hurley

    998 Gambler, Western Pony palomino, bald face, eyes bi-color or tricolor, white points, gold bridle, dark brown saddle 1997-1998 Models produced in the first three months of 1997 have bi-color eyes., after which they became tricolor.
(c) Jamie Dulin (c) Reeves International, Inc.     1131 Davy Crockett
With rider
chestnut tobiano, blaze, lighter chestnut mane/tail, four stockings, black bridle and saddle 2001  
1491 Retro Appaloosa Western Pony roaned chestnut blanket, bald face, shaded muzzle, streaked lighter chestnut mane, darker chestnut tail with white tip, four stockings, black with gold trim bridle and saddle 2012-2013 With blue ribbon sticker.
(c) White Horse Productions       9549 Western Pony with Grooming Kit
With vinyl blanket, toothbrush, white plastic comb, metal nail file, ballpoint pen.
glossy palomino, bald face, palomino-shaded mane/tail, four stockings, gold bridle, brown or tan-shaded saddle 1958

Sears Holiday Catalog

Same as #43

    712149 Razzmatazz dun extended blanket, eye whites, gold reins, black and gold bridle and Western saddle, white and darker  buckskin mane, light to dark buckskin mane, darker legs with primitive leg barring 2015 Live Show Benefit Program
      Western Pony with Grooming Kit
With brown vinyl pack saddle, comb, probably with toothbrush, nail file
glossy palomino, bald face, palomino-shaded mane/tail, four stockings, gold eyes ~mid 1950s - early 1970 Department store catalogs

Same as #43

        My Lady Fair
With six gold-colored barrettes, white nylon comb
glossy white, white mane/tail, grey eyes and ears, gold bridle, black or charcoal-shaded saddle ~1956-1957 Sears Holiday Catalog

Same as #45

(c) Sue Lehman   Western Pony with Grooming Kit
With brown vinyl pack saddle, comb, toothbrush, nail file
glossy white, white mane/tail, grey eyes and ears, gold bridle, black or charcoal-shaded saddle 1962-1973

Sears, Mission Supply Co.

Same as #45

        Bay Appaloosa bay Appaloosa 1998 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)

With Certificate of Authenticity

Mold introduction, 1954 or 1955 dealer catalog


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