Hobo of the Lazy Heart Ranch (Sale benefits HH Animal Shelter)
Hobo of Lazy Heart Ranch is the main character in the book "Mustang: Wild Spirit of the West" by Marguerite Henry. This revolutionary book had a great influence on changing the policies of the American Bureau of Land Management toward more humane treatment of Mustangs on the range. Breyer had Chris Hess sculpt this model in tribute to the book in 1975. He is one of the few Breyer molds that stands on only one foot, aided by a base. The galloping Mustang wears the Lazy Heart brand on his hip and stands on a base that reads "Hobo of the Lazy Heart (in symbols) Ranch." Because the weight of the models tended to warp these thin bases over time, resulting in the model toppling over, it's hard to find either model or base in good condition these days. Hobo was discontinued in 1980.
This fellow is in Very Good condition with tiny rubs all over, and a group of rubs on his right hindquarter. He features a ventral stripe down his throat and chest and unglossed eyes. His base has curved on one end. Letting it sit for a little while in a warm place with gentle weight on it should straighten it again. No mold mark.
This model was donated to our Harvest Hills Animal Shelter account, and proceeds from his sale go to the shelter!
Breyer Model #625