I liked the old metal black knight riders themselves. All they were missing was some barding/robes on the horses. The naked skelly horses looked lame and are one of the reasons why I'm not a massive fan of the TK horses.
* I should really get some mounted Wights too but sadly the "Mounted Skeleton Commander" figure niche is not very well provided for. My champion would make a decent one and I know Reaper has a good one and..... that's about it.
The classic black knight models are pretty great. I had actually just started my original undead army not too long before they were released, along with the original banshee model (, the one with the skull head, sword, and pointing finger, which was a wraith hero at the time, as banshees didn't exist yet in the rules). Classic stuff. Great models for the time, too, and it's nice to see they hold up pretty well, apart maybe from the plastic skeletal steed.
I wish I still had my old unit of them. I mean, don't get me wrong, the current black knights are fantastic, but seeing the old models really takes me back. Autobreak, herohammer, cards in the magic phase.... those were the days.