Adorable vintage plastic Thelwell pony with hair mane and tail, with rider and tack as shown, about 3 inches high and 7 inches long. He looks like a grey roan colourway, but I have been told this was originally meant to be a dapple grey. He is showing some signs of age but has been well cared for.
The plastic may have discoloured and darkened somewhat over the years. There is a brown spot on his left hip around the Thelwell "T" mark, and some other brownish-looking areas - I would rather not try to clean this for fear of damaging the finish. The cloth tail ribbon is intact but is now a faded brown, I'm not sure what colour it was originally.
The mane and tail are lush and in quite good condition, perhaps slightly faded from black. The rider's hat is partially loose and she has some marks and wear I have not tried to clean for risk of damage, messy hair, and some discolouration, particularly to her jacket and face.
The leather saddle looks good with intact elastic. The bridle has come loose and I believe the reins have split as they are slightly uneven, the bit screws are present and should screw into the corners of the mouth. Please examine the photos carefully as they form an important part of the description. The item "Vintage 1960s Plastech Thelwell Pony Model Horse with Rider + Tack RARE" is in sale since Saturday, August 25, 2018.This item is in the category "Collectables\Animal Collectables\Farm & Countryside Animals\Horses". The seller is "dorothy-dales-attic" and is located in Boyton, Launceston. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.