Here at HQ, we are gearing up to bring you the most colorful and fun BreyerFest yet!
BreyerFest: Horse of a Different Color will shine a spotlight on the way real horses and model horses bring us together as a community. In the same way we connect with a fine work of art, with shared inspiration and emotion, we will come together for the shared experience with horses in a way only Breyer can create.
In recognition of this shared experience, Breyer was lucky enough to be featured today in a piece by Simone de Rochefort for "The Horse Girl Canon," Polygon's essay package celebrating the passion, the prowess, and the power of the so-called "horse girl." Like every popular subculture, horse lovers are cross-generational, multi-gendered, and united in their love of all things equine.
Simone's article highlighted the process and artistry that goes into creating each and every Breyer Model Horse - right down to the detailed eyes.
The full collection of articles on Polygon opens with a powerful statement on what it means to be a "Horse Girl." The author says, "Defying the somewhat reductive, if serviceable, label, Horse Girls come in all genders. What bonds these kids is a longing for the Romantic Ideal of the equine. This Platonic horse represents a refusal to be tamed, an inherent beauty, and a superhuman strength; and anyone who proves themselves worthy of a horse’s trust takes on those traits by proxy. It’s a power fantasy that strains against the reins of a culture that tells young people that they can be strong and independent — or they can be beautiful. Now choose."
“Horse Girl” can be used dismissively by folks outside the subculture — after all, girls are silly and therefore their interests are silly, and if the interest is silly then probably girls are into it. But we know the truth is more complicated."
We couldn't agree more.
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