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Emotional Support Collections

Posted by Eleda Towle on

Emotional Support Collections

Nearly all collectors feel an emotional attachment to their collections.  They've been built lovingly over a lifetime.  Some people (non-collectors) consider it weird to care for "items" this way, and some collectors are pressured to sell their collections by those who don't understand, so I'm here to throw some light on the subject:  Emotional attachments to our herds are a wonderful thing!  I call it Pony Therapy.  But why do we feel so strongly about our models?  Everyone is different, but there are a couple of reasons that generally underlie most collectors' love of their herds. First, most of us...

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Toys That Care About the Earth

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Toys That Care About the Earth

Safari is a family-owned company that was created to help bring awareness and love for our planet to all generations, by letting people hold model representations of endangered wild animals.  They have expanded their lines now to include horses, farm animals, famous people, and even magical creatures, but their philosophy remains the same.  We love supporting - and collecting - Safari, and we know many of you do, too.  I think you'll love them even more after reading this!  The following is excerpted from Safari Ltd's blog article, and is reprinted here with permission:   Showing Some Love to Our...

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Destroying Models (and How To Avoid Doing So)

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Destroying Models (and How To Avoid Doing So)

There are lots of ways models can get damaged, so even though this article may be painful to look at, we hope it will help prevent your models from suffering a similar fate.  From stains, to breaks, to vinegar syndrome, we'll show you how to protect your models.   1.  Don't leave tack on your horses.   Some Breyer models come with tack or costumes.  Other times, we make or buy tack for them.  It's fun to dress them up to display or show them.  However, if you leave tack on them for long periods, you're asking for trouble. Take...

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Best Christmas Gifts for Model Horse Lovers in 2021

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Best Christmas Gifts for Model Horse Lovers in 2021
We know it's hard to know what they like, but we can help!  Here are our top-selling items for kids and adults who love horses.  From model horses to jewelry, you can get something special for your horse lover at Triple Mountain.

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Heat Warning, New Product Updates

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Heat Warning, New Product Updates

Hi Everyone, It's August and I don't have to tell you:  It's HOT out there!  Even Maine has been over 90 degrees for 3 days.  Shipping models in this kind of heat is risky.  If you live in an area where it's scalding hot right now, you may want to consider placing your order into our Hold Your Horses™Program, since we aren't responsible for heat damage in transit.  It can get to over 120F on airport tarmacs, and unconditioned box trucks aren't any better.  If you decide to use our Hold Program, we'll keep the order here until you're comfortable...

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