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sharon from Florida wrote on January 13, 2017:
How many 2004 clydesdale snow globes were produced?
Response From Trailmaster:
When "Christmas Clydesdale" was created as a snow globe, we were working with Westland Giftware as our manufacturer. Westland has since gone out of business, so we no longer have access to that information. Sorry.

Megan from Tularosa, NM wrote on January 12, 2017:
hello. i have several ponies that i have doubles of that have been given to me as gifts. how do i tell which one was made earlier ?
Response From Trailmaster:
Look at the edition number on the underside of the base.

David inglis from Albany Australia ... wrote on January 07, 2017:
I have a 1E of Love as strong as a horse with no number on it ?
Response From Trailmaster:
Human error. Because each Painted Pony is hand-numbered, unfortunately there are sometimes mistakes occur and details are overlooked. Sorry.

Bill Hughes from Roswell, NM 88201 wrote on January 05, 2017:
Is there a pony named Jazz Up?
Response From Trailmaster:
Not officially. Someone may have created a custom Painted Pony from a Paint Your Own Pony kit and so named it.

Norm from Las Vegas, NV wrote on December 31, 2016:
Is there a downloadable checklist/inventory for PP owners to log their collection. PP# etc. for both ownership & insurance purposes? Thank you
Response From Trailmaster:
There is a Collectors Checklist that you can download and print on The Trail of Painted Ponies Official Website. Under the COLLECTORS menu at the top of the screen, select COLLECTORS CHECKLIST. There is a section on the checklist to add notes about the edition number, or other information you would like to keep track of.

Michelle from Clermont Florida wrote on December 31, 2016:
first off this is my second email to you first time never got answered. What is the value of Sample pieces? I have acquired a store !E sample and are looking for more info.
Response From Trailmaster:
If I understand you correctly, by Sample pieces you mean Painted Pony figurines that were not part of an official edition. We sometimes offer Samples - figurines at an early stage in the approval process - to non-profits who ask us for donations, and we sticker the base with Not For Sale. If this is what you have, its value is whatever someone is willing to pay for an unnumbered Painted Pony that they like.

Renee from SC wrote on December 28, 2016:
I have a Painted Ponies War Cry Masterpiece Figurine. Can you please tell me more about the TTPP Masterpiece figurines and how many there are?
Response From Trailmaster:
We created the Masterpiece series of Painted Ponies - which essentially were large figurines - about five years ago. While some people loved them, most collectors preferred the 7" size, so we discontinued the line.

Danali Cramer from kansas wrote on December 26, 2016:
What is the difference between Westland and Enesco painted ponies? If I want to collect ponies would these not be the type to collect?
Response From Trailmaster:
When The Trail of Painted Ponies first came out with figurines in 2003, they were manufactured by Westland Giftware. In 2010, we transitioned to a different manufacturer, Enesco, and Westland responded by coming out with their own knock-off line of painted horses called Horse of a Different Color. Where the designs of Painted Ponies continued to be created by artists across the country, Westland's horses were made by an in-house art department, and this lack of authenticity spelled their failure. In the summer of 2016, Westland as a company went out of business, so today the only painted horse figurines on the market are Trail of Painted Ponies made by Enesco.

Janice Hickey from Tampa, FL wrote on December 26, 2016:
I have a meticulously collected and stored MIB complete first 16 herd pony collection, mostly 1E, that I need to liquidate equitably. Can you recommend anyone that might be interested?
Response From Trailmaster:
From time to time people will come to us, asking if we know where specific retired Ponies can be found. But we don't have a way of keeping track of what's available on the private market. The best way to determine the level of interest in rare Painted Ponies is to put them up for sale on eBay.

Frances Cords from Indiana wrote on December 22, 2016:
Why is the pony Friendship no longer available at your website?
Response From Trailmaster:
Could you be thinking bout "Friends Forever"? We have not created a Pony titled "Friendship."