Beswick is famous for its horses, but the legs are very vulnerable! Traditional figurines generally augment fragile legs with additional support, such as rocks, tree stumps or the ever-popular crinoline skirt. You can't really do much of that with animals, so Beswick have ignored this tradition and as result their horses look very good, but I keep a special box to hold them upside-down while I fix the broken legs. Some horses are attached to wooden bases as shown below, but this generally means that all four legs get broken at once.

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They aren't all horses.

Not just the legs get broken.

Four legs, and ear and a tail....

...but it came out well in the end.