I always thought I was pretty open to all breeds of horses. I know certain collectors out there only collect certain types or avoid others all together, but my old collection was pretty diverse. As I started my new one, I didn't have any particular breed focus in mind and wanted to make sure my show string was spread out over all divisions so I wasn't competing against myself too much.
Well, I have come to realize I am very bad at that!
My collection seems to have strayed into the light, gaited, and Spanish divisions entirely... with pretty much nothing else. And those breed types are usually under the same division! My top breed is definitely Spanish horses. I have a complete conga of the Hermosa and Corazon molds as well as Alborozo, and almost half my resins are Spanish horses (Faran, Fausto, and mini Cameo, all of which are meant to be Andalusian/Lusitano). My other addiction is Marwari horses (three Rose Mini Marwaris and a nearly complete conga of Breyer Marwaris), which fall under the Other Light Breeds category. And finally, my traditional Stone American Saddlebred conga is ten strong.
When I look at my show roster spreadsheets, my sport/warmblood category is nearly empty, my draft/pony category is pretty much nonexistent, and my stock horse category is actually entirely empty as far as traditional models go. To be fair, I've never been into stock horses much, and there aren't many stock molds out there I like. For some reason a good roman nose and a nice crest are what draw me in, big hips aren't really my thing I guess!
I really hope to "diversify" my show string before my spring shows. I want to get a few Lady Phases to bring some life to my stock horse category, because I actually do like that mold and she's pretty reliable in the ring. I'm thinking the chestnut treasure hunt horse for a QH, the appaloosa Breyerfest SR Sprinkles, and perhaps Treasured Moves for a paint. As for drafts and ponies... well, I've never been a fan of ponies and I love drafts but don't like any of the molds outside of Othello and Shannondell, both of which are very popular and hard to get without paying a pretty penny. Maybe I'll figure something out eventually!
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