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Recent Feedback: "Words cannot express how fantastic Emma's hobby horses are!!!!!!!!!! I purchased 3 hobby horses from her in the Spring of 2012 and my boys have been playing with them ever since. One thing you always worry about with an outside toy is durability. Not to mention how tough boys can be on toys. Well let me tell you that these horses take a beating and they still look fantastic. They love to drink water (ie take baths in kiddie pools), they've been left in the rain, baked in the sun for months on end and dragged along a cement driveway and the only damage they have is minimal, and I do mean minimal, paint wear from the concrete. I do not advocate treating these works of art this way but I wanted to share my testament to their durability. after a few months I decided to work with Emma to create this custom horse for my son... This horse is so perfect!!!!! The craftsmanship and attention to detail is unreal and he literally exceeded my expectations!!!!!! Truly!!!! I'm a stickler for attention to detail and perfection and he is more than perfect...Every kid should have one of these hobby horses. There is literally no one I've ever come across that creates such fantastic hobby horses, no one but Emma. And I'm certain I will be back for another soon. Thank you so much!!!!!! :)"

Welcome! Here you will find an assortment of handcrafted wooden hobby horses, coordinating playsets and accessories, and unique equine artwork printed on canvas. I make everything exclusively myself, out of my small home in Maine. No two horses are exactly alike, and each has its own personality!


My philosophy is that toys should encourage children to use both their minds and bodies, which inspired me to design, create, and make available this line of beautiful hobby horses. Stick horses encourage their young riders to make up their own adventures instead of being contained to a script, and can carry them outside into a world of exploration, exercise, and imagination. These painted ponies have become important to me because they will take whatever spark of imagination and love for adventure that a child has and nurture it - and at the same time help them in developing healthy habits. The colorful, realistic designs appeal to kids and the creative themes inspire activity. My special horses are all individually handcrafted, a completely original, personal creation. They are a wonderful toy, a unique gift, and potential for the very best of friends.

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.