Spirit & Rain

When I first got into Breyers I really, really wanted the Traditional Spirit and Rain models. I did have one of the Walmart sets which were very loved. They were the leaders of the Walmart Mustang Carpet Herd. (it was full of drama)

I remember getting SO excited to see both Traditionals available in a local tack shop, for a whopping $35 a piece. I was going to save up and buy them both, but I’m not sure why I never did? I think I got distracted with the more realistic non-eyebrowed models, as well as discovering the hobby in general.

Spirit was generously PIF’d/gifted to me several years later:

I’ve been trying to find a Rain for a reasonable price ever since. (yes I have kicked myself for never buying them in the tack shop) The prices on both these horses, in any condition, have skyrocketed. I think it’s calmed down some now, but NIB horses are still reaching around $100 a piece.

Patience pays off though – a minty-ish one came up for sale with a BIN price I was willing to pay. Childhood grail achieved!!

Spirit is no longer forever alone. ❤ I thought I would try something different and put these edited photos together for fun.

My animation-loving heart still adores the movie and it’s soundtrack. ❤ (it's Hans Zimmer what's not to like about it?!)

14 year old me is very happy too. 😀

5 thoughts on “Spirit & Rain

  1. I’ve never understood to this day why Spirit and Rain have eyebrows. So happy for you!

    1. It was necessary for the animators working on the film. None of the horses actually talk in the movie, so they needed a way to show the character’s expressions and emotions for the audience to read. 🙂

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