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Footnotes: On Altered Molds

American Quarter Horse with
dropped head & an unaltered model

Simple alterations to individual models are possible through the addition of brushed-on latex or a bit of surgery. Some Spares are altered and alterations to Special Order models can be requested for a small additional charge.

Mule with altered face and leg feathers
& an unaltered model

The most common surgical alteration to the equine molds is a change of head-set such as lowered, raised, or slightly turned. Animals can have altered tails or ears, lengthened legs, and even have limbs removed.

Latex alterations usually involve hair: feathers for horses or long hair on the animal molds. In 2018 the first sculpted mane plaits were seen. The process of adding latex can also be used to slightly change the shape of heads; giving a horse a roman nose for example.

Child's Jumping Pony with
wired neck & an unaltered model
Wired necks can be requested for the equine molds and wired legs and tails for some animal molds, though the range of movement can be very limited depending on the mold.