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2019 Halloween Horse Pumpkin

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2019 Halloween Horse Pumpkin

Carving the Breyer Halloween Horse pumpkin has become a tradition at Triple Mountain!  See this year's as it is made, step by step and check out the finished carving on display at our store!

 

If you'd like to see last year's Halloween Horse carving of Nevermore, you can find it here.

 

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Identify Your Breyer - Who Is Behind The Hobby's Favorite Reference Site?

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Identify Your Breyer - Who Is Behind The Hobby's Favorite Reference Site?

If you're a model horse collector, chances are you have the site bookmarked.  Here at Triple Mountain, we use it every single day!  We're talking, of course, about www.identifyyourbreyer.com .  For most of us, the site is some sort of mysterious encyclopedia of Breyer awesomeness, filled with photos of every known Breyer release ever.  Need to discover which releases you're missing on your favorite mold?  IDYB it!  Find a model at a random shop and don't know what it is?  IDYB it!  We check every model we list on Triple Mountain on IDYB to make sure we have the correct...

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When You Die, What Will Happen To Your Collection?

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When You Die, What Will Happen To Your Collection?
It's something we avoid thinking about: What will happen to our beloved collection after we pass on?  Unpleasant and sad as it is, it's important to plan for the care or disposition of your models, since, as one customer said to us recently, "We are but a guest in the life of a model horse."

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Fun at the schooling show!

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Fun at the schooling show!
The part I am so excited about with these schooling shows is that everyone who participates can also judge each class!  Exhibitors are given judging sheets and shown how to fill them out properly for results to be recorded by the show host afterward.  Experienced judges mingle with first-timers to provide their thoughts on what is important to them, helping train the eyes of those who are new to judging.  They are also encouraged to bring along ribbons or awards for each placing, and to be creative with them, as long as they adhere to the standard color scheme so everyone knows the order they were placed.  We saw some awesome ideas for simple placings:  Everything from printed paper ribbons to foam shapes to seashells... even wrapped chocolates and poker chips!

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Model Horse Schooling Shows

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Model Horse Schooling Shows

  Organized schooling shows are a new concept in model horse showing.  While "fun shows" used to happen, the set-up completely depended on the host.  Now we have a way to reach new exhibitors and help experienced ones continue to grow, that is set up in a way that everyone knows what to expect and can be a part of both showing AND judging!  The following was written by Jill O'Connor to explain what schooling shows are and why they exist.  Thanks, Jill!   On Sunday May 27th the “Maine Event” schooling show will be held in Union, ME.  This...

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