Midnight Sun was a leading sire of Tennessee Walking Horses and a two-time World Champion in his own right. In fact, only four horses outside of his bloodline have become World Champions since 1949! He was born in 1940 and stood just under 16 hands high. He was originally called Joe Lewis Wilson, but changed to the catchier name Midnight Sun, assumably because of his solid black color and "sunny" disposition. He was such a calm fellow that children were often given bareback rides on him so they could say they'd ridden a two-time World Grand Champion. He enjoyed a retirement at stud until he passed away at age 25.
~ Midnight Sun ~
Even though Breyer's sculpt depicts him with a "Big Lick" stride, that is a trend that didn't develop until after his time, and Midnight Sun was actually shown in standard keg shoes. Breyer's Midnight Sun is solid black with white-on-red ribbons.
This fellow is Near Mint with no rubs visible. He has had a tiny tail tip and pinpoint nostril rubs touched up. Like almost all models on this mold, he needs a prop to stand securely. We recommend Museum Putty. We wears a USA mold mark and comes with his original box and a 1983 brochure. Box has had his picture cut out from one end and shows some wear, but displays nicely.
Breyer Model #60