There are a number of terms, phrases and expressions often used to describe things in the Model Horse Hobby. The following list includes many commonly used descriptive terms, and their approximate meanings.

Mint/Mint Condition
A model as found in it's original box or packaging. May not be perfect but does not have any flaws introduced from handling, etc.

Live Show Quality LSQ
Implies the quality of the model (whether Original Factory Finish or Customized) is of sufficient quality to place at live shows. Should not have glaring or obvious flaws.

Photo Show Quality PSQ
Implies the model has some type of flaw or defect that would be noticeable in person, but can be minimized or hidden in photos.

Custom/Customized CM
A model that has been customized or altered from the original casting. in reference to position/sculptural detailing, and/or painted and possibly also with hair added. Model may be of resin or plastic (or other material)

One Of A Kind OOAK
Usually refers to an original sculpture, rather than a customized model.

Remake/Remade RR or RRH
A model that has been customized in reference to position/sculptural detailing, painted and possibly also with hair added.

A customized model whose pose has been changed.

A customized model which has been painted.
This term (and RR or RRH) predates the advent of resin-cast models. It originates from a time when most all models available were factory-made (such as Breyers) and came painted... thus the need to "re-paint" them. "CM", or "customizing" is a later term that encompasses all types of alterations from the original.

Haired/Rehaired Reh. or part of R/R/H
A customized model which has had hair fibers (mohair, viscose, fake fur etc.) added for the mane and tail.

Live Show
A show in which competitors personally attend and compete in person, as opposed to using photos or digital images.

Photo Show
A show which is conducted by judging still photos of models set up in various classes.

Epoxy Putty
A two-part epoxy-based filler material used to add and sculpt new areas onto a customized model or to create original sculptures. Various brands including A+B Putty, Aves, Apoxie-Sculpt, and others.

A term that refers to older or no longer current collectible models. Usually applied to the secondary market.

Run or Issue
Usually used to refer to a specific brand, mold and color/markings scheme. In context with the term "Mold", a discontinued Run (or Issue) would mean a particular mold is no longer being produced in that particular color scheme. A discontinued MOLD, however, would indicate that the factory is no longer producing any models from that mold in any color. (At least at the time the statement is made). Many molds are brought back into use at future times... in most cases a run or issue is not duplicated exactly at a future date).

Special Run SR
Refers to a variety of limited run types, generally construed to mean any of a variety of limited runs

Limited Edition LE
A limited run, often numbered. May be limited by numbers, and sometimes production time frame.

Commemmorative Edition (or Run) CE
A limited run, usually to commemmorate a particular date, event or year. May have been originally sold with limited numbers or a produced for a limited period of time.

Test Run
A true "test run" of more than a single "test piece" is comparatively rare, typically unadvertised. Sometimes either confused with or also known as a "Promotional Run".

Test Color
Usually refers to a single piece from a factory in a color not known to have been issued by that company. The specifics and details can vary on what some consider a "Test Color" or "Test Piece" (sometimes confused with "Test Run"). Few are documented by the factory (ie. "This color was tested on this piece to see what it would look like"). Many are intentionally produced for specific sales, by factory guests, others are inadvertent oddities, mistakes, and even factory rejects or seconds.

Promotional Runs
A small run, usually produced specifically to be sold at a particular event, to promote the company or its products. Usually in limited numbers (25-200) and unadvertised.

Regular or Catalog Runs
Refers to pieces offered in the manufacturer's catalog, typically available to retailers and what will be found on store shelves.

Breyerfest BF or Bfest
An annual event sponsored by the Breyer factory, held annually in July, in Lexington Kentucky.

North American Nationals NAN
Annual National Model Horse Show, organized by NAMHSA (North American Model Horse Show Assn.)

NAN Qualified
Refers to a model that has earned one or more placings at a show that qualifies the model to attend the National show (NAN).

Refers to the manufacturer,or brand, of model

Refers to the actual mold or body/sculptural form. For example... Breyer Lady Phase, Make=Breyer Mold=Lady Phase. Note that many molds are referred to by the name they were originally released under. Often a reference to a MOLD indicates any/all copies from that mold in any color, it does not necessarily specifically mean a particular mold in a particular color.

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