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Project by jlb posted 04-16-2016 06:55 AM 1066 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As you can see I’ve been horsing around in the shop a lot lately. I was visiting the neighbors a while back and noticed the twins were using umbrella poles for horses. It’s one thing to wear a big cowboy hat and not own any cattle(from the saying “all hat and no cattle”) and quite another to not have a good horse to ride. The horses are made of pine. The mane is super soft yarn from the craft store as are the eyes. The halter and rains from the same source. The ears are the same fake leather as the halter. The main body is a mop from the dollar store. As the twins just turned 2, I hollowed out the inside of the head to reduce the weight as much as possible. There is a wheel at the south end of the horse to eliminate drag on long cattle drives. These horses are AKC certified.

-- Jim, Ca,

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#1 posted 04-16-2016 10:19 AM

They look pretty authentic!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 04-16-2016 11:38 AM

Very cool horses!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 04-16-2016 12:05 PM

As long as their certified. Nice job. Gitty up.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 04-16-2016 01:16 PM

Very nice! Those kids will give those horses to their kids. Good job!

-- My reality check bounced...

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#5 posted 04-16-2016 01:43 PM

What a great gift! Sure the kids will put many miles on these fine horses!

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#6 posted 04-16-2016 02:22 PM

These are really cute and the kids will love them. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 04-16-2016 03:11 PM

Nice gift.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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