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  • Horse/Rider Dolls at Target

    http://akimages.shoplocal.com/dyn_li...3803_oh-99.JPG

    What's wrong with this picture? For starters: Are we western or are we English? Is it a browband or an eyeband? How do hocks bend? And fetlocks not bend?

    Oh well, at least she's wearing a helmet... and she won a blue ribbon!

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    It probably was made in China, going by a cartoon drawing.

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    • #3
      Looks like the bridle is upside down. Lol maybe that's the new fad.

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      • #4
        Haven't you seen Western Dressage before?
        "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

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        • #5
          LOL. You know what, if it gets a little girl to start begging for riding lessons, who cares? Eventually she'll move up to Breyers!
          I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry

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          • #6
            The amount of horse toys, and animated horses with two sets of knees/bendy hocks is astonishing If you just google "horse" you can see what they actually look like with minimal effort . This is why I made the switch to Breyers at an early age, the backwards hocks and stuff made me crazy as soon as I started taking riding lessons.

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            • #7
              Backwards hocks used to drive me crazy as a child. Though I had some model horses I thought were things of beauty and recently saw the same models online and in reality they were pretty bad

              I've been trying to figure out this Breyer bridle...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Loopy View Post
                I've been trying to figure out this Breyer bridle...
                What the heck?!

                What keeps the noseband on?

                How do you attach it if your horse (or model) has an entire neck?
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cindyg View Post
                  What the heck?!

                  What keeps the noseband on?

                  How do you attach it if your horse (or model) has an entire neck?
                  It is supposed to look like this: http://www.worldwideshoppingmall.co....age-bridle.asp

                  Not sure how such a messed up picture ended up on their own site!
                  Flickr

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                  • #10
                    Yet it's the same in the packaging on their site, and called a dressage bridal

                    http://www.breyerhorses.co.uk/_asset...ridal-pack.jpg

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by furlong47 View Post
                      It is supposed to look like this: http://www.worldwideshoppingmall.co....age-bridle.asp

                      Not sure how such a messed up picture ended up on their own site!
                      Better, but what's with the strap running across the horse's mouth?????

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Mara View Post
                        Better, but what's with the strap running across the horse's mouth?????
                        Well, Breyers can't open their mouths, so your options would seem to be either that or have the bit rings flopping there at the end of the cheekpieces. Or have bitless bridles only. In fact, all of the bridles for sale on the actual Breyer website have some strangeness to them and are pictured oddly arranged within their packaging. Perhaps that's part of the reason why there's a decent number of people who create and sell more accurate handmade tack for them.
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                        • #13
                          It's a toy. And I'm sure some little girl somewhere who will never get a chance to ride a real horse will enjoy playing with it.
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                          • #14
                            Eh, some little girl will love it like crazy. Besides, half the fun of having those toy horses was making tack and blankets for them. I made the most stunning embroidered coolers you ever did see for my Breyers. Shame I had zero taste in colors (teal with hot pink metallic embroidery, anyone?).

                            In true HP fashion, however, EVERYTHING was monogrammed.
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                            • #15
                              Just yuck. Like we need MORE reasons for people to be horse-ignorant out there. Bad enough there are so many supposed programs out there for kids to teach them about horses that either don't teach them anything or teach them wrong. Now we get a toy that looks like the rider and horse just went charging through an equine thrift shop and tumbled out with whatever hodge-podge was on the racks!
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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by UlysMom View Post
                                It's a toy. And I'm sure some little girl somewhere who will never get a chance to ride a real horse will enjoy playing with it.
                                Exactly. Have you ever looked at dolls? How many of them are really conformationally / anatomically correct? And really, if people can't get it right making dolls, which are models of themselves, how on earth can they be expected to make accurate models of any other animal?

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by phoebetrainer View Post
                                  Exactly. Have you ever looked at dolls? How many of them are really conformationally / anatomically correct? And really, if people can't get it right making dolls, which are models of themselves, how on earth can they be expected to make accurate models of any other animal?

                                  Wait, you DON'T look like Barbie?
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                                  • #18
                                    I assume when she rode for the team to earn her red coat, the groom put the bridle on correctly.
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