Horse Show Puzzle 

Brand: Bits and Pieces, 2004

Title: Horse Show Puzzle

By: Barbara Gibson, 

Pieces: 550 shaped puzzle

Size:  20

I was thrilled to snag this Horse Show Puzzle at the Thrift Store with NO missing pieces. Sometimes I REALLY hope there are no missing pieces on previously loved puzzles and this certainly was one of them. I love that it is a shaped puzzle and the artwork is gorgeous. I am a huge horse fan when it comes to puzzles and this one did not disappoint me.

Brand: Bits and Pieces, 2004

Title: Horse Show Puzzle

By: Barbara Gibson, 

Pieces: 550 shaped puzzle

Size:  20" x 24" 

Horse Show Puzzle Review

Overall Experience:  Great

Cut Quality: Great

Board Quality: Firm 

Shape Cut: random

Image Quality: Great

Hardest Area: The dark brown horse

Puzzle Dust? no

Finish Quality: Smooth and shiny

Box Quality: Medium

Sealed Pieces Inside Box: No

Was this purchased new? Thrift Store

Price: $1.00

Recommend Level: Highly 

Time: Under 5 hours

Horse Show Puzzle Assembly

This being a 550 piece puzzle and very few colors, I did not do my usual sorting routine.

I laid out all the pieces onto the foam board and started to build some clumps of pieces.

Assembling the reddish-blue-black was first. Then I started with each individual horse...

  1. White horse
  2. Silver horse
  3. Full size brown horse
  4. Top lighter brown horse
  5. Dark brown and white horse

As you can see in my work-in-progress image above there were some remnant pieces that needed filling in.

Horse Show Puzzle Comments

The shaped pieces were quite helpful with this shaped puzzle. I did not attempt to do the border at all as I knew it would eventually fall into place. The following images clearly show the shaped pieces and good quality of the image and the puzzle.


Here is the actual image on Barbara Gibson's Creative Commons website.  

There are many other images of her Wild Horses artwork among some other really  beautiful artwork by this Artist! It's worth taking a quick look.

When I spotted the Horse Show puzzle for $1.00 at the Thrift Store I was hesitant because the box was open and the pieces were not in a bag - not a good sign. But I love horses and shaped puzzles so I thought I would give it a go based on 'hope' that I would once again win the 'Thrift-Store-jigsaw-puzzle-lottery' and I was thrilled and amazed at my luck!!!!

I have also had the pleasure to assemble Best Friends and Kittens by the Dozen

This Bits and Pieces jigsaw puzzle titled Horse Show is still available on Amazon


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