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Rocking Horse from Grizzly Plan #6: The Bonding of Rider and Horse plus Glimpse of the Steed's Future

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Blog entry by Lee Barker posted 689 days ago 1113 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It’s Emily’s third birthday, and there’s a party, and stuff, and cupcakes, and 5 grandparents, and the camera. These are in chronological order.

1. Checking the hooves.

2. Discussing saddle styles.

3. A few fatherly tips. (The pen on his ear was to record any apt quotations of the moment.) Mom smiles from the margin of the pasture.

4. “Climb aboard,” a classic unintentional pun.

5. Gramma gets involved.

6. Little Brother Liam (9 months) had been eyeing the proceedings and wanted to find out what all the hullabaloo was about. Perhaps it was the mane attraction. (Sorry.) Henceforth, I have a hunch the word “MINE” will be heard, in both the near and continuing future, by Liam, the horse (yet unnamed, but stand by) and those within earshot.

What incredible, unimaginable fun for a grampish woodworker!

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"



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Moron

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#1 posted 689 days ago

Simply awesome.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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GrandpaLen

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#2 posted 689 days ago

Grandchildren taking ownership of their new Steed (and pictures to document the memories) Priceless.

Very Well Done Grandpa.

I have had this honor 6 times and it just doesn’t get any better than that.

2 Great-Grandchildren await thiers. ( both have their parent’s horse till then)

Best Regards. – Grandpa Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 689 days ago

I knew that pony would be a big hit! Thanks for posting the birthday pics.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Kookaburra

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#4 posted 689 days ago

Brought a tear to my eye. Great photo-story. Congrats all around.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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Dez

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#5 posted 689 days ago

Well done! A great way to exponentially increase your enjoyment!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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jusfine

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#6 posted 642 days ago

Well done, nice looking horse too! Looks Jus’ Fine to me!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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Roger

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#7 posted 386 days ago

Very precious Lee. A very nice build also.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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