My husband loved to carve. I think I’ve told you that before.,, but it needs repeating!
Before we had any family of our own, he carved his first horse for his sister’s family. Luckily, we have a picture of it. It was left outside in all kinds of weather, and it did not survive. They didn’t realize what a treasure it was.
He carved a rocking horse for each of our families. Gary’s and Ra’s kids loved riding on them, and they still have them, quite a few years later.
Danny didn’t want rockers on his “rocking horse”…, and he never allowed the girls to ride on it. He eventually built a mantle over his fireplace that had the perfect spot for his horse… and it is still in ”mint condition.”
All three of these horses are well taken care of and are treasured as family heirlooms.
One time he was being interviewed for TV. The lady asked him how he could carve a horse out of that wood? He said it was easy, ”just carve away everything that doesn’t look like a horse.”