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. 😀