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Footnotes: On "New" Moulds

Sculpting a new mould can be a time consuming process, sometimes it's just easier to make a few changes to an existing mould and cast a new mould from the customized body.


Dressage Horse & Vintage Lipizzaner

It is believed that the current Dressage Horse was adapted from the Vintage Lipizzaner. The Vintage Lipizzaner is heavier in build and differs subtly in various ways, but the relationship between the moulds appears clear.

The earlier Dressage Horse models more closely resemble the Vintage Lipizzaner; the current mould may have been resculpted slightly since it was first released.


Vintage (first) Pony Mare

In the beginning there was the Pony Mare and the Welsh Pony. The Vintage Welsh Pony is a somewhat light pony in an"open" stance. It has a tucked head and looks more or less (it varies by model) to the right and has ears which are pricked forward.

The Pony Mare is a slightly heavier pony who looks straight ahead with a tucked head and upright ears. This mould had a fairly short run before it was replaced around or before 1973 by a new mould, also called the Pony Mare.


Vintage Welsh Pony & Current Welsh Pony

This new Pony Mare was a re-sculpted version of the Vintage Welsh Pony, but was given a slightly different head which was less tucked and looked slightly up and to the left. When the Pony Mare was discontinued around 1987/88, Julip began selling the mould as the current Welsh Pony and the vintage Welsh Pony was quietly dropped from the line.

Current examples of resculped "new" moulds include the Mule which was created from a slightly resculpted Welsh Cob in 2010, and the Feathered (or Hairy) Cob, simply the Farm Cob with feathers, in 2009.