The horse trailer set was pretty simple, containing only the car, trailer and a brown horse with pale legs and a white star, "Polo". Polo's breed card was part of the external packaging and had to be cut out by the owner.
photo of Polo pending
As far as we know, Polo was the last model in the MBH collection.
56. Kira the Baskhir
57. Corrie the Icelandic
58. Lucinda the Camague
These sets each contained a foal, bucket, finger brush, sponge, "plasters" (stickers) and a breed card. The foals had colour-change markings which were activated by the cold and disappeared when warmed up.
Kira was the cream-coloured foal with mud splashed on her foreleg. This foal was later released as part of the animal hospital range but you can usually tell it apart. Only MBH-released foals have the colour change marking, or if this has worn off permanently as tends to happen, Animal Hospital foals often had white dots in the eyes or a glossy finish,
Corrie was the flaxen chestnut foal with a wound on her shoulder and Lucinda was the brown foal. I don't know if Lucinda had a colour-change marking so any information would be appreciated, as would photos to use of the chestnut and brown foals.
The Collection models each have a sequential number from 1 (Major) through to 54 (Brandy). At 55, the system breaks down. From 55 to 63, the numbers don't make much sense. 55. No model 56. Kira- Magic Foal Sets 57. Corrie- Magic Foal Sets 58. Lucinda - Magic Foal Sets 59. No model 60. No model 61. No model 62. No model 63. Polo - Horse Trailer 4 x 4 set The best explanation for the numbers with no model is that the few un-numbered models in the collection are meant to fit here, but that they were never given breed cards officially so we wouldn't know. These include:
A black Native pony with a white stripe on his face, available with the first MBH story book. This model was not officially named but the book was called "Jewel's Day Out", so... Foals from the Vet 'n' Care Playset
This flaxen hunter came with one of the Pony & Rider Assortment sets, alongside pony Teddy. He never had an official name but many collectors call him "Flash". Black Arabian
Magazine subscribers received bonus rewards with their subscription, including the Pony & Rider Assortment sets plus an extra "bonus" horse: the black Arabian-mould horse pictured here. Klaus with a white mane and tail
Klaus was a white model with cream-coloured hair, sold with magazine issue no. 42. Several collectors have a rare model with pure white mane and tail believed to be part of the MBH collection. It's not know where this model fits into the numbering system or how it was sold. Pictured is an actual Klaus, because I don't have a photo of the white-haired version. Plain black Native pony
If you ordered back issues of the MBH magazine you expected to get the same model the magazine was meant to come with. This wasn't always the case but it's how the back issues were pictured above their order form all the same. In some magazines the advert for back issues didn't have an order form, just an explanation of who to send your £2.40 to and a photo. This photo shows a plain black native pony attached to the magazines. It would make more sense to include this model in the "magazine" models sequence, but maybe it was meant to have one of the missing numbers. If you have any information to fill the gaps in the MBH collection, please get in touch via the comments section! Next up will be the final four collection models - the Magic Foals and Polo.