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sjwalker38 Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2017 11:55 a.m. PST

I'm looking for quite a lot of standing ponies (plastic or metal) suitable for markers for my Sioux Indians when they dismount – so no saddles, bare-back or just a blanket.

Dixon Miniatures sell suitable horses separately but only 1 standing version, so would be good to have some variety.

Any suggestions?

Lowtardog12 Mar 2017 2:51 p.m. PST

Dixon was the company that sprang to mind for me, sorry

Atomic Floozy12 Mar 2017 3:49 p.m. PST

Sgt. Major Miniatures has a set of 4 horses without saddles, but only 2 are standing. Maybe contact Andy & see what he can do for you.

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thestoneman12 Mar 2017 5:47 p.m. PST

ertl makes a plastic 1/64 horse in a variety of colors. no saddles. We use them as a marker when a cowboy dismounts or if one is available to mount. They are a little small for 28mm but serve their purpose. Also great for a horse rustling scenario I have in mind but has not come to fruition yet. Found mine in one lot from an ertl collector of some kind in Minnesota I think

Griefbringer13 Mar 2017 3:34 a.m. PST

In plastic side, the only thing that I could think are the small horses in Wargames Factory sets of ancient Celt and German cavalry. Those have separate saddles, so you can assemble them without. However, I have a feeling that they are more likely to be in moving rather than standing poses.

Terrement Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2017 1:07 p.m. PST

Might also look at model railroad figures again, perhaps a bit small as horses, but could work as ponies.

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thestoneman13 Mar 2017 3:44 p.m. PST

Found the original box from my horse purchase. The seller was from Wisconsin, but I have not been able to find his website. May have stopped selling.

mrinku14 Mar 2017 5:28 p.m. PST

Wargames factory is defunct, but you may well be able to pick up their horses on ebay. Warlord Games might offer some of those sprues retail as well.

I've got them and the horses are in motion. You'd have to convert the legs.

Perry offer a few sets with stationary horses in them. ACW9 Union Horse Holder and ACW10 Confederate Horse Holder, for example, although in both cases the horses are saddled.

Another possible source are toy farm animal sets, though getting the right scale is always an adventure. Once cleaned up and painted even the cheapest polythene farm or zoo animal can look pretty good!

mrinku14 Mar 2017 10:40 p.m. PST

Another thought – Wargames Foundry have a few standing horses in their Wild West range.

wargamesfoundry.com/our-ranges/old-west/old-west-plains-indian-collection-bcow012

Could be worth calling them and seeing if they might be willing to sell them separate to the riders.

sjwalker38 Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2017 10:03 a.m. PST

Hmmmm, that's a good idea, mrinku, much appreciated all.

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