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heryl Leisure bought her first Breyer horse in 1969 and collected until her teen years. When she met her husband, they attended toy shows and swap meets looking for car models for his collection. That's how she got back into the hobby at the age of 20. Her involvement quickly escalated and she began to design T-shirts with model horses on them and began Horse-Power Graphics in 1986. Sheryl also published her own hobby magazine, The Model Horse Trader, which began in 1991 to fill the need for collectors to buy and sell models. The West Coast Model Horse Collector's Jamboree began in 1992 as an alternative to BreyerFest for this side of the Mississippi.

Sheryl has been drawing and painting models since she was a child and had her first professional oil painting lessons at age 13. After accepting a contract to paint collector plates for The Disney Store in 1994, it was a natural transition to use the production painting studio to paint model horses. She's developed a few favorite air brush techniques and also has a knack for mixing color. Painting models is something that she truly enjoys, and she hopes to continue to be able to take custom orders as her busy schedule permits.

April 2011: Update, after a hectic 2010, which included building a house and adopting two kids, Sheryl has no backlog and is taking custom orders.

Sheryl's contact information:

Horse-Power Graphics, Inc.
Sheryl Leisure
PO Box 5008 PMB 133
Mariposa, CA 95338

The Leisure Gallery

Artist Resins


Change of Hart

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Photo credits:

Top: Appaloosa gelding in bay roan blanketed Appaloosa, customized from the BHR Hunter

Bottom: Paint stallion in warm dark palomino overo, customized from the Breyer Traditional Adios

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