Glossary & Hobby Abbreviations
Hobby Horse Language can be very confusing when they start
talking in abbreviations. New comers aren't familiar with the
horse colors such as "Bay" or "Chestnut", and some people may
not understand the "speak of tongue" that long-term horse lovers
use like "Sire" or "Gelding". We have made it easy to look up
the abbreviations and horse-lover definitions. If I left any
out, please email me.
Animal Artistry (maker/seller of resins)
- the decorator color released in 1991 on the "Hyksos" Arabian
Commerative Edition model.
- Artistan's Hall
AHSA - American Horse Show Association
APH - Appaloosa Performance Horse
apricot dun - the lightest shade of red dun characterized by
a very pale body color
AQHA - American Quarter Horse Association
ASB - American Saddlebred
ASBW - American Saddlebred Weanling
ASHF - Action Stock Horse Foal
a horse with a reddish brown coat and black mane, tail, and
points. Note: Many original finish models lack black legs, and
although they are called bay, they are not "true bays".
BF/Bfest - Breyerfest; an annual model horse collector's
convention held in Lexington, Kentucky at the end of July.
BFA - Border Fine Arts
BHR - Black Horse Ranch; a model horse vendor that also sells
their own line of resin models.
BITS - Back in the Saddle
black - a horse whose entire coat, mane, and tail is black
with the exception of white markings.
BNA - Big Name Artist
BNP - Big Name Person
BO - Best Offer
Breyer - the division of Reeves International that creates
animal figurines (mainly horses) from cellulose acetate (and ABS)
and the accompanying accessories.
BRS - Blue Ribbon Sticker
buckskin - a golden/yellow coat with a black mane, tail,
and points; genetically a result of a single dilution gene on the
bay base coat.
Classic Arabian Foal
CAM - Classic Arabian Mare
CAS - Classic Arabian Stallion
CE - Commemorative Edition; a single piece produced annually
and limited in number
CG - Custom Glaze
Chalky - a Breyer model with a white base coat that appears
chalky in color. Chalkies were usually molded out of colored plastic
(which is why they had to have a white base coat).
champagne - a classification of dilute colors distinct from
the dun groupings. Champagne horses have pinkish or light brown skin
and amber eyes and can be divided into: amber champagne, gold
champagne, and ivory champagne.
chukkar - one of the 7-1/2 minute periods of play in a polo
Classic - the second largest Breyer scale
- Class-Sized Model
CLEO - the show that didn't, this was supposed to be a rather
large live show in central NY that never happened due to many
unforeseen problems, several SRs were to be made for it including a
gray Hagen-Renaker Girl W/ Pony (without girl).
CM - a customized model
- Certificate of Authenticity
colt - a male horse under the age of four years.
Copenhagen - dappled light blue; one of the original four
Breyer decorator colors released in the 1960s.
Classic Rearing Stallion
CSB - Clock Saddlebred
CWP - Cantering Welsh Pony
a mother horse
Deco - decorator
decorator - any of the unrealistic model colors produced by Breyer mainly in the 1960s.
Decorator colors include: ageless
bronze, Copenhagen, Florentine, gold charm, Wedgewood, and silver
DG - Dapple grey
Disc - discontinued; no longer in production
- Extreme Justice (a resin)
ERD - Equine
EW - Eyewhites
- Family Arabian Foal mold (Julian)
FAM - Family Arabian Mare (Galena)
FAS - Family Arabian Stallion (Devil Wind)
FCM - Factory Customized Model
FEI - Federation Equestre Internationale (International
filly - a female horse under the age of four.
Florentine - dappled metallic gold with white mane and tail;
one of the original decorator colors released in the 1960s.
foal - a baby horse
- For Sale; Fighting Stallion; Foundation Stallion
FSOT - For Sale or Trade
a castrated/altered male horse.
Gl. - Glossy
GLC - Great Lakes Congress (live show)
Glossy - model with an *extremely* shiny finish (not to be
confused with semi-gloss)
Gold Charm - a solid metallic gold decorator color (usually
with white mane and tail); one of the original four Breyer decorator
colors released in the 1960s.
- Horsing Around (hobby magazine)
a line of ceramic figurines which includes horses.
Hano - Hanoverian
Hart - Hartland
Hartland - another brand of model horses similar to Breyer.
HI - Holiday Inn; Horse Illustrated
HIN - Holiday Inn North
Hinney - a hybrid resulting from the breeding of a female
donkey (jennet) and a male horse (stallion).
H-R/HR - Hagen-Renaker
HSO - Horse-Shaped Object
HTC - Happy Trails Collectables
- Hard to Find
- Huckleberry Bey
Iron Metal Chief; a Breyer Missouri Fox Trotter mold sculpted by
IP - Indian Pony
IQH - Ideal Quarter Horse
- In Real Life
- Ideal Stock Horse
a male donkey.
JAH - Just About Horses; the official publication of Breyer.
Jam - Jamboree (The Model Horse Jamboree)
Jamboree - a model horse collector's convention second to Breyerfest in size; held in California annually in August.
JCP - JC Penney
jennet - a female donkey.
jenny - a jennet or female donkey.
JH - John Henry
JM - Justin Morgan
john - a castrated/gelded male donkey or mule.
Little Bit; the Breyer Scale that falls between Stablemate and
Classic (a.k.a. Paddock Pal).
LDF - Lying Down Foal
LE - Limited Edition; Breyer has a produced an annual limited
edition since 1987.
Leg. - Legionario
LF - Lying Foal
LG - Lonesome Glory
LJJ - Laurie Jo Jensen (customizer/artist)
L/L - Long/Long (refers to the PS ISH mane/tail)
LP - Lady Phase; a Breyer stock horse mold.
LS - Live Show
LSASE - Long Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope; this usually
means a business-sized envelope (as opposed to smaller envelopes
used for stationary, etc.).
LSQ - live show quality; high enough quality to be shown at a
model horse exhibition; a very subjective term.
LTB - Llanarth True Briton
a female horse or pony that is four years of age or older.
matte - the most common finish on Breyer models; "matte"
models may appear anywhere from dull to satiny.
MEPSA - Model Equine Photo Shower Association
- Missouri Fox Trotter
- Model Horse County Fair
Model Horse Show
MIB - Mint in Box; Practically Flawless or Perfect in Box
- Made in Japan (usually refers to Chinas)
- Mint in Package; Practically Flawless or Perfect in
My Little Pony
- Mint on Card; Practically Flawless or Perfect
on Blister Card
molly - a female mule. Note: The vast majority of mules can
not have foals!
- Man O' War
- Mane and Tail
mule - a hybrid resulting from the breeding of a male donkey
(jack) and a female horse (mare). Nearly all mules are sterile (with
a few RARE exceptions).
MX - Model Exchange (an auction site)
North American Model Horse Show Association; the organization
through which models qualify for NAN.
NAN - North American Nationals; a national show that
alternates between Kentucky and California where qualified model
NIB - New in Box; still fastened to box (for newer models) or
Near Mint (most often); new mold
NR - No Reserve
NRFB - Never removed from box
OB or O/B
OBO - Or Best Offer
Original Finish; a model in its original condition from a
- Old Mold
OOAK - One of a kind
Online Photo Show
- Original Sculpture
- Ohio Top Hands (Drill Team)
Pedigree Assignment (model horse breeding); Proud Arabian
PAF - Proud Arabian Foal
paint - a pinto horse of STOCK HORSE breeding.
Palo - Palomino
palomino - a golden/yellow coat with a white mane and tail;
genetically a result of a single dilution gene on the chestnut base
PAM - Proud Arabian Mare
PAS - Proud Arabian Stallion
- Puyallup Breyer Roundup; Professional Bull Riding
Ped - Pedigree
Peter Stone - a former employee of Breyer who now has his own
line of [Peter Stone] models.
- Performance Horse
piebald - a black and white pinto/paint horse.
pinto - a horse with large patches of white and another
color. See: PAINT
- Pony of the Americas
usually refers to the lower legs, eartips, muzzle,
mane, and tail especially when speaking of color.
PP - Pre-Production model; Paddock Pal (a.k.a. Little Bit)
- Postage Pre-paid
Pre-Pro - Pre-Production Model
PS - Photo Show; Peter Stone
PSQ - photo show quality; usually of slightly lesser quality
- Partial Trade
Photo Show Quality
- Quarter Horse
- Quarter Horse Gelding
Quarter Horse Yearling
QVC/Q2 - cable shopping networks that occasionally offer Breyer Special Runs for sale.
RF - Running Foal
Repainted and Haired
RL - Rugged Lark
RM - Running Mare
ROA - Rip-Off Artist
Roan - a mixture of white and colored hairs usually with dark
points. Note: Original finish models that are "roan" usually are of
pale body color with darker faces and points.
RR - Regular Run
RRH - Repainted, Remade, and Re-haired (customized model)
RRQH - Rio Rondo Quarter Horse 1
RS - Running Stallion
self-addressed envelope minus the stamp.
SASE - self-addressed, stamped envelope. Always send a SASE
if you need a response!
SB - Saddlebred; sometimes Standardbred
SBW - Saddlebred Weanling
semi-gloss - a shiny model that is not considered a glossy
S/D - Sire/Dam; a horse's parents. (usually referring to a
Shermie - Sherman Morgan
SHF - Stock Horse Foal
silver filigree - the metallic dappled silver (w/ white mane
and tail) Decorator color released in 1993 on the Breyer Proud
Arabian Mare special run.
Sire - a father
SHM - Stock Horse Mare
SHS - Stock Horse Stallion
S/L - Short/Long (refers to the PS ISH mane/tail)
SLT - State Line Tack
SM - Stablemate
special run - a model produced for a certain event or
business that is not part of the regular line.
SR - Special Run
SRM - Semi-Rearing Mustang
SS - Stud Spider
SSHF - Standing Stock Horse Foal
stallion - a male, uncastrated horse over the age of 4 years.
STB - Standardbred
test color - a one-of-a-kind original finish model produced
by the factory as a way of trying out different colors and painting
techniques. Several test color pieces are auctioned off annually at Breyerfest for rather large sums of money.
THHN - The Hobby Horse News (hobby magazine)
TOC - Touch of Class
TOPSA - The Totally Online Photo Show Association
TP - Time Payment
Trad - Traditional-Sized Model
Traditional - the largest and most common Breyer models
Trak - Trakehner
TR - Test Run
TRU - Toys R Us
TS - Tent Special (at BreyerFest)
TSC - Tractor Supply Company
TT - Top Ten
TU - Touched Up; a model that has added markings or whose
rubs have been painted and thus can no longer be consider original
TWH - Tennessee Walking Horse/Tennessee Walker. (often refers
to Breyer's "Midnight Sun" mold)
UP or U/P
USET - United States Equestrian Team
Very good condition
technically any "breed" that developed from a mixture of "hot"
blood (Arabian, Thoroughbred, etc.) and "cold" blood (draft breeds);
today it usually refers to many of the sport horses commonly seen
performing in dressage, eventing, jumping, etc. Examples: Dutch
Trakehner, Hanoverian, etc.
Watch Eye - A blue eye
World Champion Horse Equipment
Wedgewood Blue - solid light blue usually with white
mane/tail; one of the original four Breyer Decorator colors released
in the 1960s.
WEOTT/WEIOTT - whatever else is on the table
WH - Western Horse
Woodie - Woodgrain
a model painted to look like it is made of wood.
WP - Western Pleasure
WPH - Western Pleasure Horse
WTB - Wanted to Buy
WTTF - Wanted to Trade for
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