Model Horses So Realistic You’ll Think They’re Alive

Photos © Mindy Berg / @sprucemtnstudio

Many equestrians played with a “carpet herd” of model horses when they were kids. These toys were our connection the big dreams we hoped would play out with our own horse one day. But model horses are far more than toys.

The model horse hobby is a huge community of artists, photographers, tack makers, breed experts, and collectors. To call these simple plastic horses is to not give them far enough credit. Hours of expertise go into creating an anatomically accurate, breed specific, visually stunning work of art. Check out these beautiful models that are the grown up version of our childhood collections.