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Equine Molds

Magpie Model Horses - Collection of Magpies

There are six Magpie Model Horses molds: Hunter, Arabian, Welsh Pony, Donkey, Shetland, and Foal. While all six were available for order through the Dream Pony catalogue, during the Magpie days the Donkey and the Shetland were only available in limited numbers.

Dream Pony models were available in a set, mold-specific, list of shell colours; the shells were of coloured plastic rather than being painted. Any colour of shell could be paired with a limited range of hair colours, making for some interesting combinations. An option for factory-added markings was available at certain times of year.

Magpie Models had a line of regular run models continuously available in a small range of simple colours. Hair colour was not customizable, but custom markings could be ordered. Regular run models, like the Dream Ponies, were of coloured plastic rather than painted.

Dream Pony Personality Collections were a yearly offering from Magpie and consisted of a specially painted collection featuring one or two of each of the molds. Unlike the regular runs, these models were painted and featured more detailed colours, patterns, and mixed-colour manes and tails.

From 1990 to 1998 Personality collections were numbered (One through Eight). During the Adams Era (2004-2009) the Personality-type models were called Persies, Personalities, and Specials interchangeably. Magpie Model Horses has labled models from this era as Personality Collection Nine to acknowledge their place in the Magpie time-line. The new Personality Collections start with Collection Ten.

Magpie Model Horses - Flying Magpies

Accessories

Magpie Model Horses - Collection of Magpie Accessories

Accessories have been a vital part of the Magpie line since the Dream Pony days. Barns, jumps, tack, riders, rugs, and even at one time, carts could be purchased for the Hunter, Arabian, and Welsh Pony models.

Most of the accessory molds date from the Dream Pony days, but molds for a handful of new items were later commissioned by Magpie. The buckets and bowls were created by Graham Stephens of Springside models. A mold consisting of several mucking-out implements exists, but does not seem to have seen much, if any, use. Perhaps this will change in the future.