Breyer Horses – My First Traditional Conga
Posted on August 25, 2023 by Aywren
Earlier this month, I talked about what a Breyer Model Conga was, and the fact that I’ve put together a conga of what’s called the “Freedom/Classic” size horses in the Malik mold. While I do enjoy my Malik conga, I am still always on the lookout for congas on the larger Traditional molds as well.
This one sorta happened by accident.
I wasn’t aware that the Tractor Supply Co. gets special Breyer models every year just for their store… until I heard about it in blogs and on the forums. I decided to go check out what these models were, especially since I learned they sell them online. We do have a Tractor Supply Co. in town, but it doesn’t seem they stock many models at this time of year.
On first glance, I didn’t see anything that jumped out at me. I already had the holiday horse for this year on pre-order, so didn’t need that. As I took a closer look, however, I took notice of Merle.
So, what about Merle caught my eye? He has what’s called primitive markings – such as leg barring and a dorsal stripe. I’m a sucker for these sorts of markings on horses and think it’s super neat to see a horse that has a little bit of zebra there.
Of course, I had to pick up Merle, who is on the Dundee mold. This is a mold I had no horses on before.
As I do with any new mold, I checked into the possibility of a conga. And well… there was a GREAT one here. As I noted before, you only need 3 horses on a mold to make a conga.
I saw that Peptoboonsmal was part of this mold – a lovely red roan (I do love roans) who is a standard run that you can still purchase at Amazon.
Doing a bit more searching, I found that Romeo, while a retired flagship model from last year, was still fairly easy to get at a decent price. I picked him up from a third party toy seller on WalMart (likely will not do that again because he was not well packed and came with some scratches while still being new in his box).
I was going to leave Pepto on my Amazon wish list, but then caught him on sale shortly after. Knowing that I’d have a conga should I pick him up at this good of a price, I pulled the trigger.
So here they are!
There are a number of other harder to get models on this mold that I like, as well. Therefore, I feel this is a fun model to conga chase. It’s a newer one, and while it didn’t jump out at me at first, it has what I like in a Breyer model – I prefer a model pose that has a bit of motion rather than just standing in place looking static. However, I also prefer a model that isn’t TOO much in motion. A nice balance of the two.