However, I say admiring because I did not even own one Breyer. I say did because this arrived in the mail today!
After a very long wait (as in, I first inquired about whether the set was still available back in August, and finally paid a few weeks ago), it's finally here! One of the hobby blogs I follow is Stage Left Studios, with fabulous stablemate (1:32) scale tack by Grace Ledoux. She made a portrait set of Secretariat's race tack, and I fell in love, but couldn't quite justify buying it when I had no horse to put it on. Luckily for me, Grace threw in a horse with it, and I couldn't resist!
|There may or may not have been squealing when I saw how little it was.|
|I gathered my supplies|
|And then proceeded to squeal a little more about just how teeny tiny it was.|
|Mmm blobby bridle sticky wax (just behind the ear)|
Overall, I am incredibly impressed with the set. I am floored by how small it all is. The leather straps are all literally paper thin and maybe as wide as a toothpick. I'm particularly impressed with the reins and the blinker hood (surprisingly, my favourite parts are the ones I didn't spend forever fiddling with trying to get to stick). I would buy from Stage Left again in a heartbeat. (Say, anyone know where I could get a good simple custom paint job on a stablemate? I might be able to be persuaded into commissioning a portrait tack set for a certain red pony that was once given as a gift to a certain someone at a certain time of year...) If I had one and only one thing to say that wasn't absolutely gushing, it would be that I can't find the buckle hole on the overgirth, but a) this strap is the width of a toothpick, and b) it's clearly buckled in the sale photos, so I know it's on there, I just haven't found it yet. Sometime soon i'll have to work up the nerve to untack and fix the sticky wax blobs and the girth. I don't think I could possibly have bought a first model that would have made me any happier! Thank you Grace!