Portrait Horse: Spock


Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Saddlebred (G2)
Color: Black
Gallery: Black
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted late 2002-ish and Sold early 2003-ish

Spock is a simple resculpt and I’m not sure if this guy was the first portrait horse I did or if it was Billy (another black lightbreed resculpt)– such are the joys of doing almost identical horses!

Alas, just like Billy I don’t have any of my notes or the reference photos that went with this guy (losing a harddrive sucks). But I remember being pleased with how closely it matched and looking at it now I’m actually pretty darned proud of the paint job. I think he was the first time I attempted to paint striped hooves and they came out better than a lot of my later horses. (Note to self: Use reference photos you dork!)

I’m going to miss doing resculpts on this mold… I wonder if Breyer will keep recycling the older models in the gift sets or if they are going to fade away. I still miss the G1 molds and we’re already up to G4! *sighs*

Update: I stumbled over this guy during a Google search and he is currently owned by Bellehaven Farm and is part of their S/D list as JOHNNY B GOOD.


Martha Bechtel

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  1. Alicia Curtin

    Hey Martha, I own Spock. You did the custom for me right after my Grandmother passed away in early Nov. 2002. So he would be a late 2002 / early 2003. I can’t remember exactly bc you mailed him, and he got lost and suffered water damage in the mail. You found him and fixed him and shipped him out again. 🙂
    He continues to enjoy life with me. One of my favorite ponies and my only custom.

    1. Martha Bechtel

      Ach, yes I remember all the troubles I had with USPS back in the day! I swear they used to mangle a third of what I mailed out, I got to the point where I really worried every time I dropped off a box. :p

      I am glad to hear that he is still doing well and that you still enjoy his company! 🙂

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