Hobo w/ Original Cardboard Box and 1978 Brochure
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. Finding one that's in great condition, WITH its original box and a brochure? Nearly impossible.
This fellow is in Excellent condition with a few pinpoint rubs, as well as small rubs on his nostril, muzzle and hoof edges. He has a few flecks of overspray from his mane paint. He features a gorgeous face that includes shaded eartips and nostrils, a masked stripe, muzzle pinking and unglossed eyes. He also features an airbrushed ventral stripe - it runs from his throatlatch to between his front legs. He comes with his original base. A photo is included to show that this one is almost perfectly flat, with only very slight tipping up at the ends. He even comes with his original cardboard box (has discoloration) and a 1978 brochure. What a find!
Breyer Model #625