San Domingo mold, number 829, sold as the "Comanche Pony" from 1990-1992 (information from the Identify Your Breyer website)
I love the San Domingo mold and always have, I'm not sure why. I just think he is a neat-looking horse. I only have one of them. I don't remember getting this guy, though I'm guessing he was either a birthday or Christmas present, as that's how I acquired most of my childhood Breyers from around that timeframe.
He is not a mint condition example, he hails from the era when I played with my horses, though he survived better than some. Even when they were sort of toys for me, I still tried to take care of them - especially my favorites. I'd say he's possibly a photo show quality horse and even if not, he's still got a special place in my heart.
I named him Native Son, after one of my all time favorite Bryan Adams songs. I've been a big fan of Bryan Adams for quite some time and I think the fact that I bestowed such a name on this horse meant he was a favorite of mine right from the beginning.
I decided to write up this first profile on him, since he has made a couple of appearances recently, modeling a saddle pad and then my first halter. When I needed a Traditional model to put the freshly finished saddle pad on, I grabbed him off the shelf right away.
I think he's pretty striking and I certainly don't mind taking more pictures of him.
|Modeling my first "nylon" halter...
|... and my first leather halter.
I hope you enjoyed this first little profile of one of my favorite models. I'll work on writing more of them to share in the future.