Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Model horseplay

Who'd have thought that Breyer's big ol' Cleveland bay would look this good in a unicorn bridle?
I can not overstate how much I usually dislike unicorns, but there's something ridiculously satisfying about unicorn bridles.  They're such a perfect combination of practicality and whimsy!
Thanks again for your patience, Lucy.  I can't wait to see what you do with it!


  1. The cleveland looks good in anything and everything ;) He has such a lovely kind eye and face, if I could turn any of my breyers into a real horse, it'd be something on the cleveland mould. Probably Trooper.

    Thanks for giving me the opportunity to purchase one...


  2. how do you get the bit to stay in the horse's mouth????

    1. You use sticky wax. It's kind of expensive so i use dental wax like the kind you get when you have braces. It's free and probably the best part about braces.

    2. Dressage kid is right, I use Sticky Wax to hold model bits in place. I have a red tub that I bought from Rio Rondo more than a decade ago. A little goes a long way!

      Worth noting though--bridles with included nosebands like this don't require much sticky wax. the noseband pretty much holds the bit in place. I just add the sticky wax to make sure the mouthpiece is touching the corner of the horse's mouth.