My daughter LOVES horses. This summer was her first experience, when she rode a pony at our town day. Then, the next time she saw the carousel downtown, she freaked out, and exclaimed our favorite phrase to date:
"Wa' Wide-a Ho-see!"
(Wanna Ride the Horsey!)
We make her say it all the time:)
When I was a kid, I had one of these Ride-a-Horseys, and it seemed like a perfect gift for my little daughter!
I followed the tutorial I found for a sock horse here at The Napping House.
I found socks at Target: Women's, Cotton, Pretty Thin, Earthy/Neutral Colors, Says they fit size 4-10, Maybe mid-calf length.
The rest were scraps I had at home.
The ears are felt.
The mane is just flannel for me. The tutorial says use "fabric" for the mane - and I am not sure what kind she meant. Her fabric is double sided - meaning it looks the same from both sides. Mine is not. It definitely has a back side, however I didn't mind this. I used 1 strip of fabric, twisted it and glued it down - not 2 strips twisted together. I felt that the flannel was too thick for that.
At first I wanted to sew it all together - because I have this thing about sewing being more permanent, and not wanting to wait for glue to dry:) But hot glue worked great! It does take a lot of hot glue though, and getting the ears to stay up was a challenge! Not so much that I wouldn't suggest doing it, but just keep in mind it takes a lot of glue, and an understanding that it probably will not look exactly as you envisioned it from the beginning:)
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