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!!ATTENTION!! This item is made to order, it is placed on our schedule upon purchase to be made just for you. This item is created by our shop member Janet.

My current processing time for this item is 2 weeks prior to shipping. Thank you for your understanding and business!

If you need something sooner, please see what I have available in the "Ready to Ship" section of my shop or contact me to see what I may have available but not yet listed. I also have a "Rush Order" option, please contact me for availability. Thanks!

The Ready to Ship Section of my shop can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/RusticHorseShoe?section_id=12498492&ref=shopsection_leftnav_1


A Rustic Horseshoe Original Design, all rights reserved, copyright 2009-2014.

Active, imaginative play is just a whinny and a gallop away! Encourage imagination and play with a stick horse! No little cowboy, cowgirl, jockey, knight or princess is complete without their horse. A time tested toy that is sure to bring smiles and fun to any child.

All stick ponies and horses are reccomended for ages 3 and older and the child should be supervised by an adult while the toy is in use.

The "Stick and Stuff" version of my hobby horse is a money saving option which allows you to put a little of your own "hand" in making it.


Size is the completed size. This listing is for the unstuffed head only...you must stuff it, apply the stick and finishing touches.

*~26" tall
*Dowel is 7/8" diameter
*Weighs about 1 pound
*Head is ~8" from base of neck to top of the head (excluding ears) and ~8" from the nose to neck and ~4" wide
*Standard with 1/2" wide cotton webbing bridle (a different bridle may be requested, some cost more)
*some are pictured with a grosgrain saddle stitched ribbon...please request this option*
*Ideal age range up to about 3.5 to 4 years old (depending on the individual child)

*~40" tall *dowel can be cut to a shorter length upon request
*Dowel is 1" diameter
*Weighs about 2 pounds
*Head is ~12 inches from base of neck to top of head (excluding ears) ~12" from nose to neck and ~6" wide
*Standard with a 1" wide cotton webbing bridle (a different bridle may be requested, some cost more)
*Ideal age range around 3.5 to 7+ years old (depending on the individual child)


Both the pony and horse are available with or without the blanket stitch detail (noted in the selection box as "stitching"). This stitching is the decorative stitch that runs up both sides of the seam on the face. Many in my shop are pictured with this detail, please see other shop listings for photos/samples if needed.



This listing is for the horse or pony size basic Rusic Horseshoe stick horse. The design is what is pictured in the color you choose. You may choose colors you see offered in my shop or you may request custom colors.

The head is completed and ready to be stuffed, stick added and finished.


1 basic completed unstuffed horse or pony head
1 basic bridle
1 collar
1 1.5" dowel cap ball with hole drilled to top dowel
1 zip tie
Instructions for completion


1 wooden dowel
~16 oz of fiber filling (stuffing)
Hot Glue Gun and Glue

Please specify colors. This listing is for a basic color horse, which means there is one color for the head (and a blaze if desired) and one to two colors for the mane, no applique designs or paints...this is additional)

What remains for you to complete is stuffing the head with fiber fill, inserting and securing the dowel, and applying a few simple finishing touches. The bridle is ready to slip on to your completed horse.


I take pride in my creations, they are tough enough to play and nice enough to display. I use quality materials and source them in the USA wherever possible. All seams are double stitched and the eyes are safety bolted. The yarn selected for the mane is not scratchy or rough. Bridles are stong and removable from the horse. If you'd prefer the bridle to be stitched in place, please request this option



Build your horse with a variety of add-on options including sound chips, eyelashes, themed bridles and more, visit the add-on section of our shop:

Custom colors and requests are welcome! I can also make one to match a real horse.


All photos are stock photos and your horse or pony will have subtle differences as is the nature of handmade items. Comparable material substitutions may be made as necessary depending on current availability. Any props, etc are not included in the sale...you will receive one unstuffed horse or pony head. Perspective photos are for the purpose of helping you identify the size of the horse or pony. Please see other shop listings for more photos. I do the best I can to properly represent the item through photography; however colors may vary depending on your monitor

A Rustic Horseshoe original design.

Frequently asked questions about RusticHorseShoe

Prior to purchase, you can find the processing time for the item with the shipping information. I also list my processing time in my shop announcement for made to order items.

Upon purchase, the scheduled "ship by" date will be listed on your electronic Etsy invoice. I will also send an order confirmation message via Etsy convos to confirm your order and reiterate your scheduled ship by date.

I very rarely miss a scheduled ship by date (but life does happen), in which case I will contact you with a new scheduled ship by date. Normally items are shipped on or prior to the ship by date.

If you have a specific deadline, please contact me and I will work with you to meet your deadline.
The above stated cancellation time frame is 2 days from date of purchase. One exception applies. If your item has already been shipped, you may not cancel your order. Please refer to my return policy. Thank you.
If an order is required to ship prior to the current advertised processing time, a minimum Rush Order Fee of $15 may be implemented if it requires after hours work to complete. The fee may be higher depending on the size and/or complexity of the order. If I am able to get your order worked in comfortably within my regular schedule and still meet your deadline, I may choose to waive the Rush Order Fee.

Please contact me PRIOR TO PURCHASE with your order request and deadline for approval if I can even feasibly meet your deadline. Once approved, a Rush Order Fee amount will be given and must be paid prior to your item being placed on my schedule.
Many of my items aren't available eligible for gift wrap due to size and/or shape. I am always happy to include a gift note and tie a little festive ribbon on the product at no additional charge. Please contact me or leave your gift message in the notes to seller (titled as a "Gift Message").
I currently do not offer wholesale discounts as my items are fairly priced considering time, materials and overhead expenses, there is simply no room for a traditional wholesale discount. I do offer a 10% discount when ordering 10 or more of the same item (does not have to be the exact same item i.e. color).
Substitutions on fabric and other materials becomes necessary at times due to availably or adjustments in the product. Any substitutions will be of equal quality to the current listed item as far as color scheme and general color shade, etc,. If the change in material is largely different than what is pictured, approval will be gained prior to completion of the product.
My general hours of operation are Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm MST excluding major holidays. My availability during these hours may vary as I am working on creating items and I will respond to messages as promptly as possible. I am also available by phone during these hours if necessary. Please be mindful of time differences between your location and mine.

Convos and orders made/sent on Saturday or Sunday may not be acknowledged or responded to until Monday; however, I may respond intermittently throughout the weekend. I try to give myself one full day off per week, generally a Sunday.
There are times the shipping rate is over calculated by Etsy's calculated shipping...usually when purchasing multiple items. I will refund any overages paid on shipping when the item ships. Orders will be shipped via the selected and paid for shipping method once the item is complete and ready to send. If a better shipping method is available at a rate equal to or less than what you have paid in shipping, I reserve the right to upgrade the shipping method for you.
In the event the package I have sent you is returned to me by the carrier service, I will attempt to contact you via Etsy. If the box was incorrectly addressed by me, I will cover the expense to ship it again to the correct address.

If I have addressed the package with the correct address provided on the Etsy receipt or via an address change through an Etsy convo and that address is undeliverable, I will contact you via Etsy and it can be resent with postage paid by you for the new shipment.

If I am unable to get a response from you (buyer), I will issue a partial refund and restock the item(s). A 15% restocking fee will be retained and shipping fees will not be refunded.
Measurements are detailed in the listing descriptions where applicable. You are responsible for taking any necessary measurements on your end to determine the size best suited for your needs

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: fabric, embroidery floss, yarn, safety bolted eyes
  • Made to order
  • Only ships within United States.
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