Western Horse, Black Pinto - Black-Shaded Saddle
Breyer's Western Horse was available in black pinto only from 1954-1973. Being so long retired, finding one in good condition for your collection can be a challenge. He wears rounded white pinto markings in the same pattern that he shares with the sorrel pinto release, four socks, white mane, black tail with a white tip, and airbrushed bald face. They saw some changes during their run, mainly to their saddles, which went from high-rivet snap saddles to low-rivet snap saddles, to slip-on saddles, during their time. When a saddle is present, it can help date the model.
This guy is in Excellent condition with eartip rubs, a light scratch on his right shoulder from his reins, some grey overspray(?) in the white patch on his rump, and moderate yellowing, which you can correct by letting him sunbathe for a while. He features a slip-on saddle with black rather than light grey shading, which looks stunning.
Breyer Model #55