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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Welcome to the nest...little old nags!

Straight from the horses mouth......
Handmade Hobby Horses - A unique piece of nostalga.

Inspired by my own little cowboy, I made a trusty steed (now named Pirate!) and watched the hilarious antics of boy and horse. I decided to make some more and it grew from there!

Little Old Nags Hobby Horses are handmade in Auckland, New Zealand. Each has it’s own look and personality. A great toy to add to the dress-up box, for make believe play, or as a unique decoration in a child’s room.

Little Old Nags come in two different types -Trusty Steeds and Pretty Ponies.

Trusty Steeds - Corduroy. Will be made to order with your specified bridle colour. Allow up to 5 days to be completed.

Pretty Ponies - made from upholstery/other fabrics and with a little more decoration. Some may be made from up-cycled fabrics. These will be pre-made, usually one-off horses that will be added as made. If there is a specific colour scheme you are after however please ask.

The horse’s manes are all made from yarn. The sticks are untreated pine stained only with food grade olive oil. A rubber cap is put on the end of the stick to protect wooden floors, a wheel can be used instead for an extra charge. Safety eyes are used.

These have been tested on small toddlers (my son and his friends) – however due to the presence of some small parts (eyes, bells) I must add the disclaimer that they may not be suitable for children under the age of 3years.

Shipping is by tracked courier within New Zealand. Shipping is from $10.00 within New Zealand, confirmed on purchase.

Please keep hobby-horse out of water. Gentle spot clean only.

Please contact me for further details or to place a custom order.

NB: Shop will be updated with more horses regularly so check back and see if there's anything new!

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