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Mold - A Mold is: A. the form used in the factory to cast pieces (also: injection mold, tool, production mold), B. the style of body produced by a particular injection mold which is then painted a particular colour to create a run. Molds all have a name and number, generally that of the first run. (ie. #885 Rough and Ready run uses the #50 Adios mold).

Run - A Run refers to the colour produced on a particular mold over a period of time. Runs are referred to by a run number and usually a name (ie. #885 Rough and Ready run was chestnut dun and available from 1993-1995).

Model - A Model is an individual within a run (ie. this #885 Rough and Ready model is mine and I named him Steve). Just to be extra confusing, Model can also refer to a run (ie. The Classic series consists of a group of different six models instead of The Classic series consists of a group of six different runs on an asortment of molds). Context is important in this case.

Variation - A model which deviates from the catalogue (or accepted standard) model. Missing or extra markings, light or heavy shading, and differences in patterns, colour, or finish are all considered variations. These differences can be slight or major, it depends on how closely you look.

G + number (ex. G2) - Generation (One - Five), designates to which group a particular Stablemate mold belongs.

Generation One - These models are all sculpted by Maureen Love and were originally released in porcelain by Hagen-Renaker. Breyer began producing them in 1975.
  • Arabian Mare
  • Arabian Stallion
  • Citation
  • Draft Horse
  • Morgan Mare
  • Morgan Stallion
  • Native Dancer
  • Quarter Horse Mare
  • Quarter Horse Stallion
  • Saddlebred
  • Seabiscuit
  • Silky Sullivan
  • Swaps
  • Thoroughbred Lying Foal
  • Thoroughbred Mare
  • Thoroughbred Standing Foal

Generation Two - The adult molds were released in 1998 and sculpted by Kathleen Moody. The Foals were released in 2000 and sculpted by Sarah Rose.
  • American Saddlebred
  • Andalusian
  • Cantering Foal
  • Clydesdale
  • Frolicking Foal
  • Mule
  • Paso Fino
  • Prancing Morgan
  • Rearing Arabian
  • Scratching Foal
  • Shetland Pony
  • Standardbred
  • Stock Horse
  • Thoroughbred
  • Trotting Foal
  • Warmblood

Generation Three - These molds were released in 2006 and were sculpted by Jane Lunger.
  • Arabian
  • Belgian
  • Cantering Warmblood
  • Cantering Stock Horse (discontinued)
  • Friesian
  • Highland Pony
  • Jumper
  • Lying Foal
  • Mustang
  • Peruvian Paso
  • Rearing Andalusian
  • Sicilian Donkey
  • Standing Foal
  • Standing Stock Horse
  • Standing Thoroughbred
  • Tennessee Walking Horse

LSQ - Live Show Quality, the exact definition can vary from person to person, but in general it designates a model in Live-show worthy condition, which means it is generally free of blemishes and rubs.

PSQ - Photo Show Quality, like LSQ, the opinion varies, models are more or less flawed, but such flaws are either small enough to be invisible in a photo, or can be hidden through skillful positioning.

RR - Regular Run, models found in the regular catalogue. Usually no restriction on numbers produced.

SR - Special Run, models sold exclusively through certain retailers or directly from Breyer. Usually limited numbers are produced.

SM - Stablemate, the second smallest Breyer scale. Before the introduction of Mini Whinnies it was the smallest scale.

ASB - American Saddlebred

TWH - Tennessee Walking Horse

MFT - Missouri Foxtrotter

Nearside - Refers to the left side of the horse. Ie. the side which is closest to you when mounting. Near-hind or near-fore refers to the legs on the left side.

Offside - Sometimes called 'farside' refers to the right side of the horse. Ie. the side which is furthest from you when mounting. Off-hind or off-fore refers to the legs on the right side.

Points - when talking about colour, the points are the mane, tail, and legs of the horse. A bay horse has black points.