Toy Horse Scales Explained
Toy horse scales can be really confusing, that's why we've put together this handy little guide to explain them to you.
The key thing to remember when trying to figure out scales is the lower the number after the colon the bigger the size of the toy.
Horse 1:9 Scale
The largest and most popular model size available, with horses roughly measuring 20cm high by 6cm wide by 32cm long.Traditional Series models are for play, collecting, showing and more! They are beautifully hand crafted and usually packaged in colourful window boxes.
Horse 1:12 Scale
Breyer Classics 1:12 scale is a bit smaller than the Traditional 1:9 scale, with horses roughly measuring 15cm high by 5cm wide by 22cm long. The recommended age on this group is 4 years and up. These horses are also handcrafted, but are geared towards the slightly younger horse lover, giving them excellent play value. As a rule, they are more affordably priced than the highly coveted collectable Traditional Series.
Horse 1:16 Scale
This is rather a limited range of very solid horses, with a typical horse roughly measuring 14cm high by 4cm wide by 18cm long. The Bruder horse trailer and the horse are great quality, and there is a horse stable, field shelter, fences, some new riding accessories and people. Britains Big Farm have recently added a horsebox with horse and foal to the range, so we're hopeful more will be added soon.
Horse 1:24 Scale
Slightly smaller in size than the 1:12 scale, our biggest collection in this scale is the Horse Club by Schleich collection with horses roughly measuring 13cm high by 4cm wide by 15cm long. Recommended for ages 4 and up, with some of the playsets having small parts are recommended for ages 6 and up. They are geared more toward the younger horse lover, and come in many breeds, sold as a single horse or in playsets. These are affordably priced and are made with imaginative play in mind.
Horses 1:32 Scale
This scale is significantly smaller than the above. Our biggest collection in this scale would be Breyer Stablemates collection with horses roughly measuring 6cm high by 3cm wide by 8cm long. They're recommended for ages 4 and up, with some of the playsets recommended for ages 6 and up. They are beautifully detailed and come in lots of breeds and colours. They come with many additional items such as tack and barns and are featured in many lovely playsets too.