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Kat from Banner Elk N.C. wrote on March 21, 2022:
When will the next new pony, the spring and summer winners 2022?
Response From Trailmaster:
Because of shipping delays experienced by every business in 2021, the Summer 2021 Release is just now arriving at our official store. We won't be announcing the Summer 2022 Release until July.

cindy from Buffalo, NY wrote on March 20, 2022:
I bought a few painted ponies years ago when a boutique was going out of business. They were the first of my collection. They are unstamped on the bottom. Totally blank. Mosaic Appaloosa is one of them. Is it because they were given to the store as samples? Are they more valuable or less valuable than those that are marked with Editions? Thank you for any information you can give me. I could send pics if you like.
Response From Trailmaster:
There are several possible explanations for why the Ponies you have are unstamped on the bottom, the most likely being that they were given to a sales rep as samples to show to retailers, not sell, but somehow were sold anyway. Although this makes them anomalies, it doesn't necessarily make them more valuable.

Sandi Zwier from Illinois wrote on March 12, 2022:
Is there somewhere I can sell my ponies other than Ebay?
Response From Trailmaster:
The only place other than eBay that we know of where you can sell your Ponies is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PaintedPoniessellbuyswapauction/ We do not, however, monitor this site.

Sharwari from Imdia wrote on March 08, 2022:
What was the earlier material used in making the ponies? What material is used now? Does the feel/ look same for different materials.
Response From Trailmaster:
When Trail of Painted Ponies figurines first hit the market in 2003, some were cast in resin and some in porcelain. As the designs we decided to work with became more complex and dimensional, we discontinued with porcelain and now cast exclusively in resin.

Genie from Kansas (USA) wrote on March 07, 2022:
Do all ponies have the plate on their base?
Response From Trailmaster:
No. When Painted Pony figurines were first introduced to the public in the winter of 2003, they did not have title plates. Some seven years later, when we moved to a new manufacturer, we decided to add title plates, a policy we intend to continue.

Rebecca from PA wrote on February 18, 2022:
I am looking for a replacement part for Bedazzled, the part is the carousel pole. Can I order just the pole?
Response From Trailmaster:
Sorry, but we don't have replacement parts for damaged figurines.

regina kowalski from orlando florida wrote on February 11, 2022:
i cant seem to find the ornament collector checklist. Did you delete it?
Response From Trailmaster:
To find the Ornament Collector Checklist, try this; http://trailofpaintedponies.com/pdf/checklist-ornaments.pdf

Cathy from Utah wrote on February 07, 2022:
Why is my give me wings blank? No edition or number?
Response From Trailmaster:
Sometimes samples that are created for our approval make their way into the marketplace. It sounds like what you have is one of them.

Heather from Oregon wrote on February 05, 2022:
I have 2 painted ponies that I am trying to figure out the value of..I dont understand how the edition reflects on the price. I have a war pony 16E, and a Medicine horse 10E. How can I figure out the worth?
Response From Trailmaster:
It is true that Painted Pony figurines have become one of those rare collectibles that appreciate in value over time. What is difficult to determine is just how much they appreciate in value because there is no book, no register, nowhere you can go that will give you "market value." A variety of factors come into play. Edition number. A lower edition number (1E) is perceived to have a higher value than a lower edition number (16E). Whether and when it was retired needs to be considered , and how popular it was up until that time. Whether the artist's signature is included adds desirability, and of course its condition, and whether it comes with its original packaging. And finally, how coveted it is by the collector. Perhaps there will be an emotional reason for wanting that particular piece, or it could complete a grouping within the overall collection. The only measure we know of to determine its worth will be when you put it up for sale someplace like eBay... and let the bidding begin.

Brenda Smith from Alabam wrote on January 24, 2022:
Can you tell me the names of 2003 ponies that have PRE-E? I know War Pony and Karuna re pre-e, but what are the other 4? Thanks!
Response From Trailmaster:
The Pre-E figurines from the first release are: Boot Scootin' Horsey, Fireman Pony, Karuna, Motorcycle Mustang, War Pony and Caballo Brilliante.