The Model Horse Hobby
Welcome to our Model Horse Hobby information and reference section, full of lots of articles about the world associated with the model horse. The Model Horse Hobby has been around in the UK for many years, since the 1950s in fact! It is a extremely fun, friendly and educational hobby as anyone, any age can get involved!
We have gathered together a collection of articles, based upon the four main sections within the model horse hobby- Model Horse Showing, Tack Making, Customising and Collecting, to show you what it is all about. Please visit each link below to access the articles and discover more about this unusual hobby and learn how you too can get involved.
Utterly Horses holds various events throughout the year from our one-day workshops where you can learn more about the model horse hobby and have a go at new things, to our 3 day model horse festival which features everything and anything model horse! Read more...
|Model Horse Showing
There are three main types of showing within the Model Horse Hobby- Live Showing, Postal Showing and Photo Showing. In this section, we have articles that cover all three! Read more...
This involves making miniature scale tack for model horses. Making and using miniature tack for your model horses is an extremely fun part of the hobby! Our articles will show you how to make your own tack, care for it and display it on your models. Read more....
Model horse customising is an incredibly fun activity. It can be as easy as repainting a model a different colour to remaking and changing the model completely. The articles in this section show you the different levels of customising from the simple to the complex. Read more...
Everyone is a collector; there are may ways to collect. Some people focus on particular models, or specific breeds, favourite colours or special editions. The articles in this section cover how to care for your models, how to repair them, how to value them and what collecting model horses is all about. Read more...
|History behind the Models
Ever wondered how each brand of models came about? How they are made and painted? Find out the history behind the model horse brands, including a behind the scenes look at how they are made. Read more...
|Download & Create Pages
The title says it all! Download each article and following the simple step by step guide to create model horse accessories, including a halter, bridle, rug and how to add a mohair mane to your model. Read more...
Quick Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Is the hobby just for adults or just for kids?
A: No! The good thing about this hobby is that it is for everyone, young and old. It is a very sociable hobby in which there are many opportunities to meet up with new friends and It is not limited to certain types of models either- anything goes!
Q: What are the different scales of most Model Horses?
A: There are five main sizes within the hobby. Traditional Models (also known as Red Rosette Range) are 1:9 scale (one inch of model= 9 inches of real horse). Classics (also known as Pasture Friends) are 1:12 scale. Paddock Pals (also known as Pony Parade) are around 1:20 scale. Stablemates (also known as Mini Hooves) are 1:32 scale and Micros are 1:48 scale.
Q: Where can i learn more about the hobby?
A: The best way to learn about the hobby is to get involved. Join a Model Club or subscribe to a magazine. Magazines can help you get the most out of collecting, by featuring "How-to" articles, keeping hobbyists up to date with the latest model news and offering interesting thought provoking articles. One such magazine is the "Model Horse Magazine"