Breyer's horse model of Abraham Lincoln's horse "Old Bob" pays tribute to a horse who was devoted & dedicated to his owner. The "Old Bob" Breyer model also marks the Civil War Sesquicentennial or 150th anniversary of the war between the states.
Breyer commemorates the occasion of the Sesquicentennial with a model of Lincoln's favorite horse Robin, affectionately known as "Old Bob." One of several mounts Lincoln owned during his lifetime, Old Bob was a chestnut horse who carried the future president during his career as a lawyer.
Soon after the Confederate surrender to Federal forces in April, 1865, Lincoln was assassinated by Southern radical John Wilkes Booth at Washington, D.C.'s Ford Theatre. Draped in traditional black, Old Bob trudged sadly behind Lincoln's hearse in the late president's funeral procession.