Friday, January 20, 2012

Bargain Barn--Marissa's models

The newest members of the Bargain Barn belong to Marissa Helling.  She writes: I'm pretty frugal and I dont like getting overpriced horse. Haha.  In fact I don't even like if I get a horse at a normal price. Hahaha.  So I thought I would share a few of my bargain barn horses.

The rainbow pony, well, I don't know if you would actually want to think of him as a bargain, but technically he is.  I painted him in the free stablemate painting area at Breyerfest two years ago.  I really just showe him for comic relief.  I never expect him to win anything, but he sure did suprise me with this one! He beat out two other great horses in this class! So I would call him a bargain.
The grey performance model is Smokey. I got him for free from a friend, and I bought his tack in a set that was only $6 at Tuesday Morning!  Then I won his splint boots in a raffle at a show i went to. This set has worked out perfectly. 
The third pony is Honey Dew. She's a Galatea resin by Kristina Lucas-Francis, and she is my pride and joy.  I bought her at Breyerfest last year for $55 and NAN'd at her second show. I'm so proud of her.  But she does need a little fixing up because she has a teeny rub on her side.  I expect big things from her when I fix that up! 
Thank you so much for sharing your horses, Marissa.  What a perfect reminder that winners can come from just about anywhere!  If you would like to see one of your Bargain Barn horses featured here, please send photos and information to  

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