Vintage has to do with love...
by Linda B.
(S. Central CA, USA)
Rearing Grey Leopard Appaloosa Stallion
I think that a Breyer Horse should be considered vintage if it was made during the first 15 or 20 years that Breyer made those special models that were cast out of a solid plastic. You can "feel" the heft of them. They had, and still have, a beautiful glow and they looked like they were made by people who wanted to make a perfect depiction of a beautiful animal... in other words, someone who loved the horse, and wanted to share that love with others.
I got my beautiful paint (the first one with the chain reins and black snap-on saddle) for my birthday. She is a precious, beautiful part of my collection. My best friend and I collected these beautiful "toys" at the time and they became living creations in our minds and play. I had at least 25, and still have quite a few of them, but stupidly let my daughter play with them when she was young so some are missing ears, tails or legs. I still have several that are in near perfect condition, with just a bit of a rub mark on a hip or shoulder, or just the very tip of the ear broken. Here is a picture of one of these near perfect ones. Does anyone remember this beautiful Rearing Grey Leopard Appaloosa Stallion?