Saturday, October 16, 2010

Carving A Cowboy’s Horse –The Video Series - Part 1 – Laying Out The Body

A number of you have ask that we do a Cowboy’s Horse so here we go.  This will probably be a pretty long series of videos stretched over a pretty long period so if you want to follow along you’ll have to have some patience.  The pattern for this horse is in the associated Gallery album.


This first video will show you how to lay out the body and cut out the first blank.  By clicking on “Horses” over on the right hand list will allow you to see the photographic series I did earlier.  Lots of material there. 

Like before, let me know what you think so I can tune the series to meet your needs.   Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.


  1. Finally! It looks like you are back in the saddle!

  2. YEA!!!!! Can't wait ..sharpening my box cutter knife and gouge...THANKS to YOU and Judy
    Mary Anne

  3. thanks so much for doing the horse project. I have studied the photo series in the gallery, but seeing it on video will add so much more. I appreciate your effort to do this project. Welcome back from vacation, I know that you enjoyed your much needed break in the wilds of Yellowstone, a great place to visit.

  4. Thankyou, Thankyou, Thankyou Lynn.
    I'm so excited about this project. I won't be able to start yet as I have to order some wood from a couple of states away and that will take about 10 days in all to get here.
    That's the one thing about carving out here in country Western Australia. It's very hard (and expensive)to get the right materials. Oh well, it makes one resourceful.
    Thanks again really for the horse, you are my carving Hero.
    Cheers to you and yours from Australia,

  5. I must say this is going to be one of the most intensive carvings for me. I've loved horses forever, and I have a niece, that is riding daily,so for Christmas or there abouts, I may be able to give her this for a gift. Thank you Lynn, so much for all. fred k

  6. I have eagerly awaited the video on doing your horses! I was wondering if you cocked both rear legs, would it look like the horse was sliding to a stop? I was watching some kinda horse olympics a few weeks ago and one of the events involved riders and horses going full tilt and then sliding to a stop. Might make an interesting carving.

  7. In studying the photo of the pattern, I notice that the only dimension given is the height of the body. What is the length of the body, and I assume we will need the dimensions of the head as well when we get to that point. I too have to get some larger wood to try this project, but I already have a spot picked out to display my horse, as I really want to do this project. thanks for the info.

  8. I didn't post the length of the horse as when you print out the drawing to the height given the length will take care of itself. Same goes for the head but I will go over than again later.

  9. Lynn, I received my first order of wood from Heinecke today....the wood is great and they are such great folks to deal with. I have wood now and think I see a horse in a couple of those boards. Thanks for the help.