Model Horse Tutorials
A HUGE list of freely available tutorials, covering customizing, tack & prop making, and more. Check here if you’re looking for something specific!
Mares in Black
The first ever model horse podcast!
MEPSA – Model Equine Photo Showers Association
Stone Horse Reference
Reference site for Peter Stone model horses
Model Horse Place
Free hobby-centered sales site, with options for auction and fixed type listings, much like eBay and Etsy.
MH$P – Model Horse Sales Pages
For new/used models of all makes and scales, tack, props, etc. There’s a fee to post ads with photos
Guide to Making Model Horse Tack
Written by Susan Bensema Young – a must have for anyone interested in miniature tack making. It’s available now as a very affordable PDF – I highly recommend it!
Kerioke – Model Horse Tack School
Kerioke has sold her pattern books online for many years, but is now branching out with video tutorials. There is a small fee for the patterns, but the videos are free.
Tack and Prop Making
Beginner friendly tutorials shared on Breyer’s website
Tack Making Supplies
Leather, lace, hardware, tools – they have it all! (get on their e-mail list it’s worth it!)
The World of Model Horse Collecting
Hardware, stirrups, lacing, ribbon, saddle trees, etc
Blue Duck Saddlery
Stirrups, bits, accessories and more in a variety of scales
I get my halter/blanket/etc ribbon from them. Good quality and prices.
Kangaroo lace in all sizes and colors, shipped from Australia.
I’ve purchased spools of kangaroo lace from these guys and love it for tack making! They also sell tooling leather – the 2/3 oz calfskin is perfect for mini saddles, and a square foot (or two!) will last a long time.
Blue Mountain Stable
Blue Mountain Stable offers several video tutorials covering prepping, painting, resculpting and more! Definitely check them out if you’re interested in customizing model horses.
References from Real Horses
Fine Western Saddles
Used and new western tack for sale. Lots of images from multiple angles, which is helpful when learning about how western saddles are put together.
Don Gonzales YouTube Channel
Saddle maker and leather craftsman
Bruce Cheaney YouTube Channel
Another leathercraft channel