What Can I Do With My Breyer Model Horses?
There’s two types of showing you can do with your Breyer model horses, photo showing and Live showing. Photo showing is where you try and make a photo of your model look as real as possible by either using a background, footing and props or taking a photo of your Breyer model outside in your garden or paddock.
There’s two ways to enter photo shows and that’s either online or mail-in shows where you send printed copies of your photos to the show holder to judge. Live showing is where the Breyer models are judged in person and these shows are tougher than photo showing as your model needs to be free of any flaws such as chips or rubs in the paint and breaks and cracks where these flaws can be creatively hidden in photo showing.
Before you can show your Breyer models, you will need to give them a name and also give them a colour, breed and gender so the judge can judge your model the best that they can. The best way to find out about any upcoming shows is to be a member of one of the many model horse forums such as Paradise Ridge Model Horse Club (www.prmhc.proboards.com) or model horse advertising sites such as Model Horse Sales Pages (www.modelhorsesalespages.com)
Do you love your Breyer model but would love to have it in a different colour?
Then why not customise it! Customising is where you change something on your Breyer model from something simple to etching or painting some simple markings to something more drastic where you reposition the horse into a different pose such as from standing into trotting or rearing or you could even give it a brushable mohair mane and tail.
Most Live shows and some photo shows have Workmanship classes where your customising skills are judged on parts like correctness in conformation and paint finish quality. Common mediums used to paint models include acrylics, powdered pastels and oil paints.