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.