The love for rocking horses really began when I was about 3 years old. My parents had purchased a small jumping/rocking horse for my sister, but it quickly became my favourite toy as well. ( much to the chagrin of my sister! ) I must have spent hours riding it! Jump ahead many years and the family had a beautiful palomino pony named 'Danny Boy' . This pony established a love for the equine that has never been broken. He was such a wise and fun pony...and full of mischief as
The horse is literally taking shape now...work on the head has begun! This is the part I love best because it gives each horse a special unique appearance. I tend to take my time with this. :) Once the rough carving of the head is complete, I then fine sand the entire horse in preparation for the gesso. Gesso is like a type of glue with white powder in it - it seals the horse and helps hold it together as well as giving it a sand-able and paintable base. The gesso will also m
I have purchased several tools help with production of the rocking horses. A cordless jig saw that makes cutting the horses out quick and easy! I also purchased a tiny 2" carving disc for working on the face etc. It fits my Foredom angle grinder.