Have you ever owned a Breyer horse?

Have you ever owned a Breyer horse?

Popcorn checking out the Breyer model of HIMSELF! Leave a comment telling me about your Breyer horse experience to enter to win this Breyer of Popcorn!

When I was growing up, I had a small herd of Breyer horses. It would be hard to say which was my favorite. I loved them all. Elegant Arabians, long-legged foals, island ponies that walked right out of a book. No size or shape or color was wrong.
I took them outside to graze, built pastures out of sticks, jumped them over fences and blanketed them with hand made blankets sewn by my grandmother.
While I grew up dreaming of riding these horses, it never occurred to me that I would own an actual horse…that became a Breyer model. So when Breyer contacted me asking about making my horse Popcorn into a limited edition Breyer…the answer was an enthusiastic ‘YES’!
Now, as we approach Christmas I have teamed up with Equithrive to run a contest ending with one of YOU owning your very own Popcorn model. Entering is easy.
There are three ways. Simply answer the question I asked in the comments below either 1) in the comments below this post, here on my blog 2) on Equithrives FB page or 3) on my Facebook page
There will be a new question every day between now and December 19th.
The winner will be announced on December 20th!
I’m excited to read your stories! (and if you have time…reading what other people have posted is really fun!)


  1. Michele Starling on November 7, 2021 at 9:45 am

    Popcorn made a beautiful breyer horse!
    I adored my Breyer Appaloosa Mare! I got it for Christmas when I was about 12. Sadly it burned in my in laws home while we were stationed in Australia. I e seen it on ebay, but it’s now pretty rare and expensive…1973 model.
    I’m waiting for the Willow and Stacy set with both classical and western dressage tack and show clothes. Would be adorable! I think kids of all ages would love!

  2. Lauralee Wiltsie on August 17, 2020 at 11:50 am

    I started collecting Breyers 48 years ago when I was 12 years old and my first one was Misty of Chincoteague. That particular Christmas, I received from my parents the Proud Arabian Family, the Quarterhorse family, Mustang family, Grazing mare, jumping horse, clydesdale foal. Of those, I only have the Clydesdale foal left. Through a set of unfortunate events, I was forced to leave my entire collection of over 200 horses with m yu sister while I found a place to live. While I was doing that, she sold the all out from under me. So, I am starting my collection over again. I left 2 of my models with my daughter so that I would at least have them when I found a place, a Customized Clydesdale Stallion and Breyer Gypsy King. Since then, I’ve added several to my collection, the Fell pony, Xavier, the Unicorn, and a few others, including an artist resin. I had my own real horse but had to sell him because I was moving and I couldn’t take him with me. He was a rescue I bought from a guy who was going to sell him to a meat packing company. I was told he was unable to sell Red because of his blue eyes. I fell in love with those blue eyes and it broke my heart when I had to sell him.

  3. Mayme, Dream Big Farm, Sunbury, OH on December 23, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    Yes, I had quite the collection. Growing up one of seven kids, I asked for a horse every year at Christmas, and I never got a real one until I got older and bought one myself. HOWEVER, I did receive a Breyer horse every year from Santa! Needless to say, I have 16 + Breyer horses! 🙂 Now I have 2 REAL horses here at my small farm, Dream Big Farm. Yes, dreams do come true….with a lot of hard work. :)….and I still have EVERY Breyer horse that kept the dream alive!

  4. Amy Beavers on December 17, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    Yes I have Breyer horses and I would love to have Popcorn in my collection. You are awesome Stacey 🙂 From, Amy

  5. Loren Stevens on December 17, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    Yes, and I still own a herd of Breyer Horses, collecting a new one each Christmas. I also have three real horses in the barn and pastures, all Tennessee Walking Horses. In addition to my collection of classic Breyer models of various breeds, I collect a Breyer horse that looks most like my real horses and then custom paint them to mirror my own horses too! I am very blessed to have my childhood dreams come true to live a life with horses.

  6. Deanna Main on December 16, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    No, I have never owned a Breyer horse. I had always wanted one, but my parents never got me one. Instead, I continue to dream as a little girl of one day owning my own horse. Well I have grown up… And have learned that you don’t own an animal… You grow partnership with them and only you determine how beautiful it will be… I am blessed to say, that I now have my second course Well I have grown up… And have learned that you don’t own an animal… You grow a partnership with them and only you determine how beautiful it will be… I am blessed to say, that I now have my second horse in my life.in my life.

  7. Sarah Wood on December 16, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    Yes!!! An adorable little dapple grey Arabian foal and a white Spanish with the most amazing tail ever! I bought them myself several plus a few more years ago. I had always wanted to collect them when I was younger but never had chance so these are all I have managed to collect. Now I am sat here thinking about what others there are though….

  8. Jeanne Hendricks on December 16, 2019 at 9:45 am

    My first Breyer model back in my early childhood was an Appaloosa. I loved that Breyer Appaloosa and still have it displayed in my home at age 66. When I grew up I got a real live Appaloosa that looks a lot like my Breyer Appaloosa. I would love to have the Breyer model of Popcorn!

  9. Andrea on December 16, 2019 at 9:26 am

    I did own some Breyer horses when I was a little girl. My favorite one was Black Beauty – I had met one of the horses that played him in the movie, and absolutely loved to play with my Breyer version of him!

  10. Pam on December 16, 2019 at 9:23 am

    I have one Breyer horse I bought for myself several years ago. The limited edition Sargent Reckless, she was a Korean war hero.

  11. DeeDee Rohrer on December 15, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    I am nearing 60 years old and still have my Breyer horse collection!
    My favorite is the bay Arabian gelding. He looked much like my beloved Ben (El Gato Grande) but that wasn’t enough!
    The facial markings were close enough but the legs were too white. So, I took a black felt marker and made the legs and fetlocks look like my Ben’s!
    I will always treasure my memories of my best friend ever and this little Breyer horse will remind me of our wonderful times together!

  12. Rae Yarbrough on December 14, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    While I did not have a Breyer horse, I was able to give one to each of my grand daughters.

  13. Charlesanna Overcash on December 14, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    I, like you had a small herd of Breyer horses growing up, starting at preschool age. I am now 64 and still add to my herd that lives in my library. I have not been without a live horse on my property since I was 5 and hope to continue for years to come. I now have 3 horses, 2 quarter horses and 1 paint, Poco Bueno bloodline. Would love to add Popcorn to the herd.

  14. Colleen Spada on December 14, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    When will the Sale of Popcorn begin? If I don’t win I want to put one under the tree for my granddaughter.

  15. Shirley Nicholas on December 14, 2019 at 11:08 am

    I have never owned a Breyer. When I was young all my horse addiction was fed by reading- All the Black Stallion books, the Enid Blighton books, Trixie Beldon etc. I don’t think they had Breyers back then. I do own a couple of Painted Ponies now.

  16. Linda L Johnson on December 14, 2019 at 9:14 am

    Yes! Loved them. All went to my kids, except Roxy! I cherish her and would love to have Popcorn!!

  17. Heather Murray on December 13, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    I grew up collecting Breyers and now my daughters do too! The apple doesn’t fall far 🙂

  18. sarah on December 13, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    i met my horse on facebook when we were finally looking for a horses for me. we already ahd a orse picked out but i knew all along i wanted shiloh and then i actually met shiloh then i really wanted her and we got her

  19. Margine Henry on December 13, 2019 at 11:29 am

    No, it was’nt in the family budget to have a Breyer model but that didn’t stop me from wanting one or pretending to have a real horse as I galloped atound the yard.

  20. Nancy Rodman on December 13, 2019 at 7:42 am

    Nice to read everyone’s memories!
    I’m 64, was a horse loving kid that had to wait 33 years to have a real horse but I had one little Breyer horse growing up. Misty of Chincoteague.

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