Breyer horses date back to 1950 when the plastics manufacturing company made a horse to adorn a mantelpiece clock for F.W. Woolworth Company. The plastics company was inundated with calls to purchase only the horse. Since then, Breyer has been producing model horses known for being handcrafted and hand-painted with airbrushes and paintbrushes.
During the production of a single horse, about 20 different artisans handle it from start to finish. The company’s website calls attention to the detailed care its artisans give to each horse, claiming the art is “a process, which … is still done by human hands, not machines. Even today, no two Breyer model horses are ever exactly alike!”
Here are 3 Breyer horses that breyer.com is listing today as sold out, but that Murdoch’s has in inventory online… at least, we do at the time of publishing.
Are you a Breyer horses collector? What do you like most about them? Let us know in the comment section, and we will feature more Breyer horses in the future. And if you have a large collection, we’d love to hear about it, or even see a photo. Maybe we’ll feature your Breyer horse collection on our blog!