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Wake Robin Van Rooy

Welsh B Gelding

Arab Pony Mold (retired)

Van Rooy is from a childhood collection which was purchased during the 60s, which fits with his steel leg wires and eye style.

He seems to be fairly stable, so I might just get away with fixing up his legs and tidying his hair.

Blackmire Druid

Highland x Welsh B Gelding

Child's Hunter Mold (retired)

Druid is from around 1953-61 based on his lead leg wires. He was lightly restored, repainted, and rehaired.

Blackmire Bard

Highland x Welsh B Gelding

Child's Hunter Mold (retired)

Bard is probably from some time in the 60s or 70s.

He is obviously in grave need of some serious repairs.

Farfrae Angel Delight

Welsh Mountain Pony Mare

Child's Jumping Pony Mold (retired)

Angel has lead leg wires, which places her production date somewhere between 1953-61.

I haven't decided whether she will be restored or not, beyond a light grooming.

She is fairly hard, which puts her at the bottom of the list, below the models which are actively melting.

Bellwood Sexton

Dartmoor Pony Gelding

Dartmoor I Mold (retired)

Sexton is a vintage Dartmoor from between 1953-61 based on his lead leg wires. He has been restored, repainted, and rehaired.

Bellwood Parson

Dartmoor Pony Gelding

Dartmoor I Mold (retired)

Parson was made in 1971 and is in the final stages of restoration.

Wake Robin Tuppy

Shetland Pony x Highland Pony Gelding

Exmoor I Mold (retired)

Tuppy is a bit of a mystery. I think he may be a very bloated example of the earlier Exmoor mold. Based on his lead leg wires, I would say he's from between 1953-61.

Farfrae Pompeii

Shetland x Highland Pony Gelding

Highland Pony Mold (retired)

Pompeii is completely without a mouth letter, so he was probably made between 1961-1970, or he could be later but they just forgot his letter.

Based on his eye style, I'm leaning towards the 60s for his production date.

Pompeii is currently violently melting in the Horse Room and, consequently, has jumped to the top of the repair list.

Attwood Crake

Shetland Pony Mare

Icelandic Pony Mold (retired)

Crake is a lovely example of the Icelandic pony which was made up until 1969.

She has a sticky ear, but so far the rest of her seems okay. *knock on wood*

She's named for the Margaret Atwood book, Oryx & Crake.

Based on her eye style and lack of detail, I would date her around the end of the mold's production period.

Wake Robin Churro

Shetland x Welsh A Gelding

Moorland Mold (retired)

I think Churro is an early ('53-'61) vintage Moorland based on his size and neck.

He was in terrible shape and has been restored, but I'm not entirely happy with his head as his muzzle rather got away from me and his body isn't quite right as his shape was very distorted from bloating and sagging over the years.

Churro was my first small vintage pony and is named after a breed of sheep as another collector thought he was a sheep in his 'before' picture.

All of my subsequent small British ponies have also been named after sheep breeds.

Wake Robin Manchega

Shetland x Welsh A Mare

Moorland Mold (retired)

Chega is from around 1972. She's rather soft, so we'll have to keep an eye on her.

Wake Robin Texel

New Forest Pony Gelding

New Forest I Mold (retired)

As one can see, Texel has issues. He is likely from some time in the 60s and at one point had been oozy before going crumbly and splitting apart.

He's gross, but stable, so he's towards the back of the line when it comes to repairs.

Wake Robin Lleyn

Welsh A x Shetland Pony

Pony Mare I Mold (retired)

Lleyn is suffering from dry rot. At some point she was gummy and oozed a bit down her legs and had a soft belly, but then she dried up, but went crumbly instead of hard.

She is slated for repairs, but keeps getting pushed back by more urgent cases.

Lleyn has lead leg wires which puts her production date somewhere between 1953-61.

Farfrae Unsinkable Molly

Highland x Welsh B Mare

Pony Mare II Mold (retired)

Molly was likely made some time in the 70s, based on the age of her travelling companions.

Her body is gummy and her legs are very bad.

She's currently under repair.

Farfrae Frosch

Aegidienberger Gelding

Pony Mare II Mold (retired)

Frosch was made in 1978. His name means "frog" in German.

This mold later became the current Welsh Pony.

Wake Robin St. Croix

Shetland Pony Gelding

Shetland Pony Mold (retired)

St. Croix had to be completely restored as he was gummy, crumbly, and rather battered.

His lead leg wires dates him between 1953-61.

Wake Robin Cotswold

Shetland Pony Gelding

Shetland Pony Mold (retired)

Cotswold is a vintage Shetland pony from the 60s or 70s and came from Stacey's collection where he was called "Echo".

He might be getting new hair, but the rest of him should be fine.

Attwood Oryx

Highland x Welsh B Gelding

Show Pony Mold (retired)

Oryx doesn't look as bad as Bard, but he is terribly gummy and unfortunately will have to undergo some rather drastic treatment.

He was made some time in the 60s or 70s.

His name comes from the Margaret Atwood book, Oryx & Crake

Farfrae Bright Angel

Welsh Mountain Pony Mare

Welsh Mountain Pony II Mold (retired)

Farfrae Béclère

Fell Pony Gelding

Welsh Mountain Pony II Mold (retired)

Bellwood Hopscotch

Shetland x Welsh A Gelding

Welsh Pony I Mold (retired)

Hopscotch is an early example - likely produced between 1953-61 due to the lead leg wires - of the first Welsh Pony mold. This particular model was likely a special order due to his detailed and realistic pinto pattern. His legs are in rough shape, but as the body is hard and seems stable, I'd prefer to leave him be.

Farfrae Fröbel

Welsh B Gelding

Welsh Pony II Mold (retired)

Fröbel is a 1977 model on the vintage Welsh Pony II mold. He was completely restored, repainted, and rehaired by me. He is named for Friedrich Fröbel, the man who invented Kindergarten and helped revolutionize the way in which young children were taught, ideas and techniques still in use today.