The rescue Hartland has arrived safe and sound at his new home in Wisconsin. Doesn't he look pretty with his eggplant blossom hat?People who know me only as a resin and custom collector may be surprised to learn that my herd includes more than a couple Hartlands. Today I am showing off a few of my favorites.
First up is Candy. She is a replacement for my very first Hartland. The original Candy came with a nursing foal named Dandy. Both suffered broken legs and disappeared long ago.
This pretty buckskin family came from the same yard sale as new Candy. Like Candy, they are somewhat smaller than classic scale.
Peridot is a bigger--she's on the small end of the traditional spectrum. I bought her brand new in the box at a tack shop in 1987.
I can't remember where I got Ricochet Rabbit, but he's also been with me since the late 1980's.
The polo pony is perhaps my favorite Hartland mold. I just love his face!
This wood cut Tennessee Walking Horse came from an antique shop in Memphis, Tennessee.
Last but not least, is Smuggler.
This big guy is a "newer" Hartland, having been produced in the early 1990's. Like most of the Hartlands from that era, he sports an extremely attractive paint job.
You'll never see these or any of my other Hartlands at a show, but that doesn't mean they aren't treasured members of the BCS family. I <3 my Hartlands!