Mesteno's Mother and Mesteno the Foal ~ The Dawning Gift Set
The Mesteno story starts with this adorable set, called The Dawning. You can picture this lovely cream dun mare having just given birth, greeting her colt as he stands for the first time. Does she know what a great stallion he'll grow up to be? The set was made from 1993-1997, and three versions of the mare are known: Most have a deep black mane, while some have a brown or grey mane. Often their tail and leg shading matches the mane color. There were also huge quality variations in the paint job of the mare in this set. Earlier ones, like this set, are painted much better than later ones, which are known for their tacky "black stripe" manes.
This set is still attached in its box. We slid off the outer cover to take photos without glare, then closed them back up again. (Forgot to take a picture with the cover on... Silly me. ~ Eleda) This mare is grey version. You can see that her mane and tail are more grey than black, and her lower legs are also shaded in charcoal grey. Her foal is a warm, almost apricot dun in this set. The model # has been written on end of their box in black marker, but the box itself is in great condition, although it may be a little dusty on the outside. They even come with their original hang tag and 1993 brochure.
Breyer Model #4810