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Percheron Horse Facts | 5 Tips For Collecting Breyer Model Horses

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1. Choose a theme for your collection of Breyer horses. There are many options out there. Choose a breed or color, or even the year the models were produced. Whatever it is, with this selection made, you will be well on your way to a specialized and really interesting collection, rather than a random assortment. Try to make sure it is not so narrow as to allow you no room for expansion. Perhaps “draft horses” might be a better theme than “black Percheron stallions”, which is so highly specific that you may find yourself with a complete collection with just one item. Don’t forget about accessory items as well. These help you display your beautiful collection in realistic settings.

2. Let others know of your interests. Talk about why you’ve chosen to collect this special color, or unique model year. Friends and family will enjoy hearing a few interesting facts (don’t bore them with long-winded details, though!), and with this knowledge, they will probably keep your collecting theme goals in mind if they decide to purchase a special gift for you. This prevents well-meaning givers from bestowing a beautiful Arabian when your collection is focused on draft horses, for instance.

3. Join a hobby club. This is a great place where you can “talk shop” in detail for long periods and no one minds in the least. Other hobbyists will have some great stories to share as well. You will get to see some really cool collections assembled by experienced collectors. At a club, you’ll learn where to find great model horses, how best to display your collection of Breyer horses, and what events are absolutely you-don’t-want-to-miss-it opportunities.

4. Subscribe to a model horses collector’s magazine, or better yet, the official newsletter published for Breyer horses. This is a great way to learn fun facts and stay up-to-date on the latest deals. You can also find collector’s forums online.

5. If you are seeking special deals or searching for rarer pieces, try to frequent small, little-known places, as well as bigger stores. Go into shops that you wouldn’t expect to carry model horses. You’d be amazed at what turns up at yard sales and second hand clothes stores. You can also search the internet for your special model horses.

Once you’ve built up your collection of Breyer horses, it’s time to show off. There are many ways to do this. You could, of course turn your house into a series of museum exhibits and charge admission at the front door of your home. But if you are not ready for such a major step, there are still great opportunities out there. For instance, you can participate in photography contests and compete with other collectors for the most realistic pose (this is where all those cool accessory items really come in handy). Or you can exhibit your collection at shows and advance through various levels of competition right up to the North American Nationals.

About the Author:

By: Kanooga

Joe Kanooga is a father of two kids, a successful business owner and the author of numerous articles about Breyer horses. Click here to download our free model horses guidebook filled with helpful tips, ideas and information.

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