#59197 Stablemates Little Red Stable Set 1999-2001
The leopard spotted G2 Mule is the same as #5609 from the Stablemate Assortment, but the chestnut frame overo G2 Stock Horse is unique to the set. This pair was available through 2001.
#59198 Stablemates Western Ranch 2002
(Barn picture from 2002 Breyer Dealer Catalogue)
In 2002 a new set was released to fill the void left by the discontinued Little Red Stable, this time the barn looked a little less New England and a little more Wild West. There was only one horse in the #59198 Stablemates Western Ranch, a black frame overo G2 Stock Horse. The set was a little bare when it came to accessories, but it did include a cowboy...and fire. The Western Ranch was only available through 2002, the next year it was replaced by yet another incarnation of the Little Red Stable.
#59197 Stablemates Red Stable Set 2003-06
The number, #59197, was the same as the previous Little Red Stable Sets, but the name in the catalogue was changed to Stablemates Red Stable Set. This time both horses were new releases, a dark bay frame overo G2 Warmblood and a chestnut dun G2 Clydesdale. The Stablemates Red Stable Set ran from 2003 through 2006 before the G3 models took over.
K-Mart Special Run #79197 Country Stable Set 2006
2006 was a busy year for the Little Red Stable. Not only had a new version of the set been released with a G3 model, but this snappy set popped up in K-Mart stores. The Special Run #79197 Stablemates Country Stable Set came with a lovely bay roan G2 Standardbred and delicate light chestnut blanket appaloosa G2 Stock Horse.
Many thanks to Sharon Walbridge and MySt of My Stablematesfor providing pictures for this post!