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Originally published June 21, 2014

Our 1st Birthday is Coming!

This next Saturday Many Mini Hooves will be one year old! To celebrate the fact I've been able to stick with a project for longer than a squirrel sneeze, we're going to have a post every day of the week leading up to the big day.

Some of these will be our regularly scheduled Profile posts, some will be more in depth history posts, while still others will consist of my obsessive graphs, charts, and other fun topics.

Originally published June 28, 2014

Happy 1st Birthday, Many Mini Hooves!

One year ago today the first post for Many Mini Hooves was published!

According to a 1975 price list, the first batch of Stablemate molds was scheduled to be released in three batches that year, January, May, and September2. In celebration of our 1st birthday, and of the 39th(!) birthday just past of the May 1975 mold releases - Native Dancer, Seabiscuit, Silky Sullivan, and Swaps - here's a scan from the 1976 catalogue of the first complete Stablemate line.

The 1975 catalogue only showed the Arabians, Citation, Saddlebred, and Thoroughbred Mare and Foals, as they were the first batch released in January. After the other race horses joined the line in May, the rest of the molds were sent to dealers in September of that same year, but they didn't appear in catalogues until 19762.

Picture scanned from 1976 Breyer box catalogue

I don't expect this blog to have anything near the lifespan of the Stablemate line, but here's to another few years. I hope you all enjoyed the posts this week and will stick around to see what the next year will bring.

A big thank you to all of our readers this year!

A very special thank you to everyone who donated pictures and/or shared information to help me fill in the holes in my posts! Thank you to:

  • Andrea Gurdon
  • Annette Kitts
  • Bess Ward
  • CassieCat
  • Christine Ethier
  • Crystal Rowland
  • Damaia
  • Dana Niday
  • Deana Sprague
  • Deb Walsmith
  • Delana Metcalf
  • Elizabeth Emswiler
  • Erin Hupp
  • Heather H
  • Jill O’Connor
  • Kim Geelan
  • Kobold
  • Kris Chernoff
  • Lori Ogozalek
  • Lynda Ann Miller
  • MySt
  • NoLine Farm
  • Pam Pramuka
  • Sande Schneider
  • Shana Bobbitt
  • Shannon Hayden
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  • Sharon Walbridge
  • Stacy Quick!