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Lucien

Lucien, Breyer’s fall 2019 Collector Club horse, arrived this week.

I’ve been keeping an eye out for this one ever since he was revealed at BreyerFest this year. I’m also glad he’s available to all CC members instead of a limited SR you’d have to be drawn for.

Another pinto? Yes please, I’m totally ok with that. 😍

As far as I know, he is still available on Breyer’s website, but who knows for how long. You do have to be a member of the Collector Club to purchase him though.

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Last year Breyer had me design a prototype for a set of show drapes to fit their wood barns. It’s taken me the majority of the year, but now I finally have these in hand, and I’m so excited!!

I got two, one to keep in box and one to set up because I know I wouldn’t be able to stand it otherwise.

Here’s everything freed from the packaging. The drapes were actually sewn to the box, so I ended up using my seam ripper to carefully remove them. All the pieces were really anchored in there!

Here’s the tack trunk cover. I don’t have one of Breyer’s trunks but it fits my custom one, which is very close in size. I think I picked it up from Michael’s years and years ago, and I’ve seen similar for sale at Joann’s and Hobby Lobby.

I didn’t have any say in the other accessories, but they’re super cute. You get a wood bench, and two potted plants. I can see them being used with a jump too.

The ribbons are printed on cardboard cutouts, with a folded edge to hang over the drapes. I do have a tutorial on how to make custom show ribbons here, and I’m hoping to update it in the near future, so keep an eye out for that. 😉

And the drapes themselves, on the barn!

The set comes with three wood dowels and two metal tubes they can slide into. To fit the large barn, connect all three dowels with the tubes, and for the smaller two stall barn, only connect two. The drapes slide on like curtains. 🙂

Mine are slightly too long for the large barn, so there’s a bit of bowing in the middle. That’s an easy fix with some trimming or sanding though.

My overall opinion? I am super impressed. There were some things that were changed from my original design, but they make sense with mass production in mind. These are very, very close to the prototypes, and I’m so happy with how they came out in the end!

This is a limited edition for 2019, and will be retiring at the end of the year. If you’re interested in picking up a set, don’t wait too much longer! 🙂

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Hamilton arrived this week!

Hamilton, an American Saddlebred stallion, is the second release in the Premier club this year. He was sculpted and designed by Jennifer Scott of Aspen Leaf Studios.

I was so excited when this guy was fully revealed! Jennifer’s sculptures are beautiful and this guy didn’t disappoint. He is gorgeous.

Hey Breyer, can we have more horses by Jennifer, please? ❤ We have been so SPOILED with all of these new sculptures in their line and I love it.

My favorite thing about him is his tail. I’ve read that it was designed as a counterbalance, and this is true. He’s not tippy at all, and stands very sturdy. He even stands on my CARPET, and I have thick carpet that very few of my horses will stand on.

Here he is compared to Breyer’s American Saddlebred Stallion:

They’re very close in size:

And here’s a shot with my dorito horse Five Gaiter:

I can’t wait to see him in more colors!

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