We just received our shipment of Breyer’s Toro Flagship Model Horse. Quantities are limited. Once we have sold through our shipment we will not be able to order more. Toro is priced at $59.99 and can be purchased through our website by clicking on the link above. Breyer description for the horse follows:
Mustangs embody the spirit of the American West. Toro is a blanket bucksking appaloosa-type mustang. The compact, hardy horses known for their stocky build, strong bones and hooves are well-suited for roaming the open range. Though the herds of wild horses are collectively called Mustangs, a term from the Spanish word for mesteno or monstenco which means wild or stray, they are not technically a breed.
Instead, mustangs are a mixture of many different breeds that have commingled over the past five centuries. Andalusian, Barbs, and Arabians brought to North America by the Spanish settlers in the 17th century provided the foundation for the modern day Mustang. As time passed, Mustangs also bread with a variety of other breeds, giving them a wide range of coloring, conformation and size. Unlike breed registries, Mustangs are identified by the region their herd lives in rather than genetics. Kiger mustangs are from the Kiger range in Oregon and the Sulphur Springs Mustangs originated in Sulphur Springs, Utah to name just a few. During the mid-1600’s, the entire Mustang population was estimated at between two and four million horses. As land has been converted from open range into ranch lands, housing developments or businesses, it has become difficult for the wild horses to survive. It’s estimated that only 50,000 wild horses remain.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is responsible for managing range lands, population control and the well-being of the wild herds, and it’s task has grown increasingly challenging. Fortunately for the mustangs, they have advocates like the National Mustang Association and other groups that have joined the fight to protect American’s wild horses.