Each horse is customized with the option of using genuine horse hair imported from England and artisanal leather saddles from a local Amish leather worker. Here are some other ways I can customize your rocking horse to match your personal style and taste:
GIFTS THAT LAST A LIFETIME
In addition to being a church pastor, I’ve always been an avid woodworker and carpenter. I began making custom wooden rocking horses because of my love for the process. Each horse takes about 50 hours to complete, so it is truly a work of art. I love the way the wood comes together and how stately the horses look when finished.
In every rocking horse there's a child, young or old, who has a dream. We want to encourage people to dream big, to count all people as equals, to live with a spirit of reckless generosity, and to understand you can never be away from God's presence.
THE CREATION PROCESS
STEP #1: Wood Assembly
Each rocking horse begins with 40 pieces of plywood that are attached and sculpted together to form a rough shape.
STEP #2: Sanding the Wood
Next, the wood is sanded down intensively until a detailed form emerges and the piece reaches its smooth desired finish.
STEP #3: Coloring & Finishing
Once the wooden form is fully smooth and established, a stain is applied to enhance the wood grain and give it any desired color.
STEP #4: Adding the Features
Finally, the rocking horse is customized and accessorized with the features of the customer’s choice, including genuine horse hair, handmade leather saddles, and composite glass eyes. Saddle colors may vary some from pictures because they are crafted individually for each horse.