Hobby Resources

General Hobby


Mares in Black
The first ever model horse podcast!

MEPSA – Model Equine Photo Showers Association

IMEHA – Judges and Showers Performance Guidebook

Collecting

Breyer Horses
Stone Horses
Copperfox Model Horses
ID Your Breyer
An excellent resource for Breyer collectors!

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

Tack Making

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!

Tack Tips by Braymere Custom Saddlery
I have learned so much from what Jennifer (and others!) have shared on her blog. Definitely check them out!

Kerioke – Model Horse Tack School
She 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 Making Supplies

Rio Rondo
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

Hairbow Center
I get my halter/blanket/etc ribbon from them. Good quality and prices.

Amazing Lace
Kangaroo lace in all sizes and colors, shipped from Australia.

Springfield Leather
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.

Customizing

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.