There are many things that I have yet to learn about my boy, but one thing I do know is that he really does love horses.
His little face lights up as he hears them approaching, he clacks his tongue against the roof of his mouth and jiggles on the spot as the sound of their hooves grows louder and then he chases them down the road waving in delight until horse and rider have rounded the corner and disappeared from sight.
And so it seemed to me that I simply had to make him a hobby horse, and when I found these (very comprehensive) instructions to help me along the way an urgent project was begun.
This horsey is an affable, handsome and curious sort of fellow who has been readily adopted into our family.
His new owner greeted him with a polite "he-wo" (hello) and few gentle strokes before riding him click clack, click clack up and down the kitchen, and I have fallen firmly in love with him.
Welcome to our family Mr horsey, we look forward to having you grace the corner of our toy box for many years to come.