Before Breyer was making horses they were a plastic manufacturing company based in Chicago, Illinois named Breyer Molding Company. Their first horse made it's appearance in 1950 as a special order for the F.W. Woolworth Company. It was the # 57 Western Horse, made to decorate a mantelpiece clock. Having made such a wonderful piece, that first order for the the Woolworth Company made horse models by Breyer a overwhelmingly requested item and the Breyer Molding Company embarked on a journey that would bring them into the lead for collector horses! Read below to find out why these timeless pieces are such a treasure!
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About Breyer Horses
Breyer® models begin as beautiful horse sculptures created by leading equine artists that are then cast into a copper and steel mold. Each model is created one at a time from the original mold, which is injected with a special resin selected by Breyer for its ability to capture the depth of detail, delicate feel and richness of color in our models. Once the model is molded, Breyer’s artisans take over, and the handwork begins. Each individual Breyer® model is prepped and finished by hand and then turned over to the painting department for hand painting (with airbrushes) and detailing (with paint brushes). In all, some 20 artisans work on each individual model horse, creating an exquisite hand-made model horse that is as individual as the horse that inspired it.