Model horse collecting is truly an international hobby, but it's fair to say that most collectors come from one of three areas--North America, Western Europe or Australia. Because of this I was surprised to receive a gift horse request from Estonia.
Tuuli reports that model horses of any type are hard to come by in Estonia but the hobby is gaining momentum. Currently, there are are about fifty kids subscribed to the Estonian model horse Facebook page. At twenty three years of age, Tuuli is the oldest, and her collection consists primarily of Schleichs.
There's nothing wrong with Schleichs, of course, but I think the model horse collectors of Estonia would benefit from an infusion of good old American plastic. With that in mind, I've put together the following group of models.
This Peter Stone ISH is for Tuuli herself.
The rest of the horses will be divided between Tuuli and a couple other deserving collectors. There are three classic sized Breyers, a stablemate,an old Hartland with an old BCS halter,
and a repainted Breyer Sham in need of repair.
These seven horses have been decidedly unappreciated here, but I suspect they will all be super stars in their new homes. That makes me very happy!
P.S. No more gift horse requests, please. I have now given away twenty nine models and still have another five or six recipients left to go. I am officially out of models, out of boxes and out of energy!