How to make eyes for your hobby horse: Glue on wiggly eyes. Cut out crescents from hobby felt and glue them above and below the eyes to make eyelids. Sew the edges of the eyelids in place, so that they frame the eyes. If you like, felt a bit of wool around the eyelids. Glue on lashes.
Cut out a piece of white felt. Our horse has a blaze. Felt the blaze in place using a felting needle. To needle felt, poke the felting needle up and down through the horses stuffing, which will felt the wool in place.
To make the hobby horses mane: Cut about 50 cm long pieces of yarn. We used reflective yarn, to make our horse visible in the dark. Tie a knot at either end of a piece of yarn, and then sew one end between the horses ears, and the other to the base of the neck. Then tie individual pieces of yarn to the piece youve just sewn on to the horse. Once all of the yarn is tied on, sew the mane to the horse. Make fringe by tying pieces of yarn between the ears.
Separate the yarn threads to make the mane full and curly.
Braid the mane and secure with a pretty mane bow.
Equip your hobby horse with a cross-over bridle and martingale when its time for a jumping competition!
Bring your dream of having your own horse to fruition with this cute hobby horse! We used eyes with moving pupils to really bring this beautiful hobby horse to life. For an awesome effect, you can also use reflective yarn in the mane to make it visible in the dark. This particular hobby horse is strong and tends to pull. That's why it is helpful to use a bridle with a crossed noseband, to help keep the horse under control with gentle pressure on the plate that rests against the horse's nose. Pair with a martingale, which prevents hobby horses from raising their heads too much. Perfect for jumping! We recommend a glue gun for gluing, but bear in mind that the tip gets very hot.