Abby (Custom Breyer Stablemate Quarter Horse)

Abby - Custom Breyer Stablemate Quarter Horse - Martha Bechtel - Right

Abby (short for Amelia Bedelia) means well, she really does! But like her book namesake, this retired school horse is prone to causing accidental chaos. From opening stall doors to removing halters, she’s on a mission to help you with your barn chores– even if an extra hoof (or a nose) isn’t quite what you need.

Abby is a Breyer Stablemate G4 Quarter Horse painted a red bay with a wide off-center blaze, pinked nose, brown eyes, grey hooves, and a matte finish. Her eyes and inner nostrils have been lightly glossed.

I debated adding a small belly spot to pull her properly into the minimal overo world, but decided against it in the end.

She’s had her seams and logo removed, but no other changes were made to the mold. I personally would consider her possibly PSQ, but not LSQ. She was painted mainly as a fun shelf piece, so she wasn’t meant for the show ring.

The Breyer Stablemate G4 Quarter Horse is roughly 2.5 inches tall, 4 inches long, and an inch wide. Per Breyer Stablemates are all 1:32 scale, but it varies a bit between molds.

Abby was started way back in January 2017 and finally finished up in September 2021. She was part of my ‘paint ALL the brown horses!’ workbench tsunami and the first one officially finished!

Medium: Liquitex White Gesso, DecoArt Americana Acrylics (DA063 Burnt Sienna, DA163 Honey Brown, DA095 Neutral Gray), CraftSmart Acrylics (Coral), Apple Barrel (20503 White, 20504 Black, 20258 Melted Chocolate), Prismacolor pencils (PC1074, PC1076, PC1072), and pastels.

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My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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