Friday, May 15, 2020


      Yesterday was Crystal's birthday. I didn't get to see her, which sucks. But this weekend I will go out to her house and we can have a socially distant visit and I can bring her a gift. Sooner or later we'll be able to go out and celebrate. Even though it was Crystal's birthday, I got a gift in the mail. 
      Last fall I saw photos of Altynai, the first 2020 premiere model from Breyer. I was instantly in love with the horse and I figured he would be a really fun performance horse. I was thinking I might need to join the premiere club, even though I am not an OF collector. Then I saw my friend, Taylor, was not planning on keeping her copy, so we worked out a deal and I bought him. And he is gorgeous. 
He has really excellent color and really excellent shading. 
And while I am not an OF collector, I am a prepper, and I can see mold flaws. This guy is amazing. 
     It really seems sort of unfair. I am NOT an OF collector, and I am not a halter shower, and as far as I can tell, I got a perfect model, or as nearly close as you can get to perfect. 
     I would have to check him over again in greater detail but really, he is amazing. 
      So what do I need to check OF people? What do I need to minutely look at?
     He has no rubs, scratches, weird dings or paint goobers. 
      He may have the slightest hint of some visible seams on his face, but I am not totally sure, I might be looking at his face funny. He really is quite lovely. And it's not fair. 
     Not only is it not fair that I have, what may be a perfect halter horse (and I am not an OF collector), but he is also too tall for the shelf I have space for him on. Which means I can't fit him in my collection. Which means it doesn't matter how gorgeous he is, I can't keep him. I need to sell him. I am not looking to make a pile of money on him, just not lose money on him. I figured blog readers could have first dibs. Was anyone hoping to pick up an Altynai?


timaru star ii said...

My god, yes, Anne. I'll give you what you paid for him!

Field of Dolls Studio said...

Thank you Sue! I could not have gotten a better home for him!

ShamrockFarmsInc. said...

This warms my heart. Meant to be!