Last week, the UPS man delivered a giant box from Breyer.Inside I found both the tack sets I'd designed for them, as well as the matching models and doll.
I felt like a kid on Christmas as I unboxed everything and dressed my polo pony.
The saddle is made of soft leather and doesn't appear to have a tree. It's not equal to one of my saddles, but I wouldn't expect that at this price point. It fits well and has a nice shape.
Great panels, too!
The bridle features a split crown and the most in-scale buckles I've seen on Breyer tack.I didn't have a part in the doll's creation, so I'm surprised and pleased to have received him. My friend, Anne Field, designed the his knee guards...
and I picked the blue and yellow color scheme.
Here's the entire set minus the polo wraps. I forgot to put them on before I took the picture, but they're made from thin, ultrasuede type fabric. I actually prefer them to the prototype wraps I sent Breyer.
On to the packing set!
As much as I like the polo items, I'm even more pleased with my new mule and his tack.
Here's the pack harness minus the panniers. It's made with the same soft leather and in scale buckles as the polo tack.
I love the panniers. These are so well done. They are every bit as nice as the prototypes!
In my opinion, this set is live show-able as is. With a few small tweaks, it could be easily made top notch.
Good job, Breyer, and thank you so much for all the goodies!