How to Make an English Bridle

Materials you will need:– 24” of material. Either Ribbon or Leather 1/8” or 1/16th thick.– Small Hair Clips (To hold Glued Areas)– Tweezers (For ease of buckling)– Model Horse– Two Metal Rings (5mm or 7mm)– Three Buckles (made from wire or Rio Rondo Buckles)– Narrow End Pliers– Craft Glue– Scissors (Alternatively, you can purchase a … Read more

Bella Sara Mythology Card Set

The new Mythology Series of Bella Sara Cards. Bella Sara is an imaginative, joyful world of horses, where every girl is special and uniquely beautiful! Horse cards can be collected, traded with friends and used to play fun card games. Each horse has a positive message for you to discover. Every card also has an … Read more

How to Make Tassels

Written by Caroline Hodges. How do you make tassels? I get asked this a lot!  You want to make yourself a glorious Arabian costume or halter but cannot find any tassels tiny enough in the shops and have no idea how to make them yourself!  Here is the easiest way make them without having to … Read more

How to Care, Fit and Display Miniature Tack

Written By Caroline Hodges  Fitting miniature tack to your model is vital, particularly in the Live Show ring where judges will be scrutinizing your set up looking for poorly fitting tack which will lower your placing considerably.  If you are making tack yourself take a look at the tips below.  When ordering miniature tack from … Read more

Customising Breyer Model Horses for Beginners

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Breyer Model horse customising is an incredibly fun activity. It can be as easy as repainting a model a different colour to remaking and changing the model completely. The art of customising a model horse involves a series of processes done in order to make the horse look more realistic. These include removing the factory … Read more

Different Types of Leather

1. Tooling Leather – this is a very thick, stiff piece of leather predominantly used for Western saddles.  It is thick enough to tool, carve and stamp designs onto as a real life Western saddle would have.  I’ve only ever been able to find this in natural colour so you will also need some leather dye … Read more

Prop Making

Always wanted that certain accessory for your model horse that we don’t currently do? Here are some ideas of how to make them!  Haynets: Need an extra haynet? The mesh bags that oranges come in are ideal for haynets. Simply cut out a circle from the net (when u have eaten all the oranges!) and thread … Read more

Model Horse Q&As

All models should ideally have a name of some sort… Even if a model is called “Herbert”it is better than its makers description of “Brown Thoroughbred Horse”. Q: Why do I have to name my models to show them?Ans: A name is easier to remember and reference, and serves to uniquely identify a particular model. … Read more

My Visit to BreyerFest

In July 2005, myself Frances Stevens and my friend Nicki Collins embarked on a two-stage flight from Gatwick to Charlotte (USA) and then onto Kentucky (USA). Why? Well to finally fulfil the Holy Grail trip of any model horse collector, that being to attend Breyerfest. Here is the official link by Breyer for their event so … Read more