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Which Breyer range for horseless dd turning 8?

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Rockpool · 02/07/2012 11:44

Dd is horse mad and pouring over the Utterly Horses catalogue.Obviously she'd love her own pony but tis never going to happen so she's desperate for a Breyer pony,stable thing as "they're almost real".

Anyhow which is best for a turning 8 the Traditional Collection or Pasture Friends?Also any recommendations re barn/stable????

TIA

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BehindLockNumberNine · 02/07/2012 21:21

Dd was given a Breyer pony set (a smallish one, one pony and a girl) Whilst lovely it is in no way comparable to her Schleich model collection. She has almost every breed of horse and pony, stable girls, riders, tack, and for Christmas we bought her the stable. It is fantastic, very good quality, great attention to detail and we will be keeping it long after she has outgrown it for grandchildren.

Dd's main gripe with Breyer is that the pony is not quite right and keeps falling over. Not been made 'level' or with a wonky leg or something...

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Butkin · 02/07/2012 22:30

So annoying that the Breyer ponies, whilst well made, don't have groomable manes and tails. I'll have to check what size DDs are - they are quite large and are ridden by the riders that come in quite big individual boxes. She pours over Utterly horses catalogue as well. She got the large red wooden stables for Christmas but best ever present was the Breyer pale blue cruiser horsebox which is amazing.

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Mirage · 03/07/2012 08:04

My girls prefer the Schleich ponies too and love adding to their collection.We have the stables and barn and they are very sturdy despite being played with constantly.

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emlu67 · 03/07/2012 13:03

DD (8) loves the Playmobil horses and has a range of horses, the stable and a lot of second hand add ons. Keeps her occupied for hours!

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Ebb · 03/07/2012 13:47

How about Julip Horses? They're quite expensive but lovely.

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AdventuresWithVoles · 03/07/2012 13:50

Schleich are better. Saying that as someone who had 20-30 beloved large Breyer horses at one point in my youth (30+ yrs ago!). But Schleich are less fragile so better for play, and take up much less space. Can be packed away in a bag or box if needed without worries. DD has about 50, I think. She also has a few of my old Breyer horses and a medium-scale Breyer I picked up at a carboot for 50p Shock.

Breyer cost $8 each when I was a kid, late 1970s, 4 weeks of my pocket money.

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AdventuresWithVoles · 03/07/2012 13:51

Schleich are better on details, too, including anatomical correctness.

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Alameda · 03/07/2012 13:52

sorry, quick hijack to express Envy at AdventuresWithVoles the name

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AdventuresWithVoles · 04/07/2012 11:55

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Although twas a proper mouse on hall floor this morning, for a change. I wonder if my cats are slowly decimating our resident garden Vole population. At least they eat the voles. Anything else with fur or feathers they seem to not like taste of.

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Ormiriathomimus · 04/07/2012 11:57

Agree with behind. Schleich is much better. Beautiful models.

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