Posts Tagged ‘stablemates’

I had forgotten about the free/bonus Stablemate in the Premier Club until I saw others appear on Instagram. Mine arrived earlier this week, so here are a few photos of him.

Charleston is a brand new mold sculpted by Laura Skillern Sailer.

He is such a cute horse!

Like previous PC stablemates, he is a mini-me of one of the releases. He shares the same pattern as Hamilton:

I’m not really a Stablemate collector, but I’ll enjoy this guy for a while longer. ❤️

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A Black Beauty

This post is long overdue… but I am trying to catch up. 🙂 Here is a sweet custom SM who arrived a couple months back.



She was painted by Cindy Evans of Knight’s Tale Studio, as a prize for a banner contest held a few years ago.


I love, love, love Cindy’s custom work and am so grateful to have a piece by her in my collection!



My photos don’t show it well, but she has nice brown undertones and beautifully painted eyes.


Cindy also surprised me with an extra in the package… a medallion sculpted by Kristina Lucas Francis:


Thanks again Cindy! 😀


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Old Stablemate Tack

While attempting to organize some of my boxes of miniatures, I came across a bunch of old SM tack I made years ago. Aside from my customs, my remaining SM herd is all boxed up, so I thought it would be fun to get them out and play dress up. 🙂

When I first started collecting, I would go through the Breyer box catalogs and attempt to re-create the tack and props I saw pictured for my Stablemates. At the time being able to afford a traditional scale Breyer and all the accessories to go with it was pretty much a dream, so it only made sense to try and make it all myself. This was before I discovered the hobby existed online… once that happened I was completely hooked. 😛

Up first, a lovely show cooler, probably based off of this one. I didn’t have any plaid or even solid colored fabric so I had to settle with the flowers. I think I may have some more stashed away somewhere…



This is supposedly a bosal bridle, made from embroidery floss and a big old plastic bead.


Here’s a simple felt bareback pad…



And an English saddle, also made from felt and complete with paperclip stirrups!



I also made tons of little props. I can remember a grooming box with micro-sized brushes, ground poles, multiple jumps, and a cavaletti set off the top of my head. Sadly, all that’s left now is a couple of feed bags:


Several years later I tried making SM tack again, armed with a little more knowledge this time.

Here’s a second bareback pad, also made from felt but stitched together.



I attempted to make another English saddle:



As well as a western one. It used to have a horn and a girth…


I also started an Arabian costume, but never finished it.



In 2008-ish I made a harness:


I didn’t want to even attempt to put this back together, so here’s a picture of it I dug up from an old post:


It’s fun to revisit these old pieces, and even though part of me is tempted to try making more mini tack, I think I’ll stick with the larger stuff for now. XD

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