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Classic Bull Stick Horse Hobby Horse Cow Ride-On Toy

by Rustic Horseshoe
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  • US Imperial Measurements
  • English only
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Step by step photos


The buzzer has started and the gate swings open. The bull throws himself from the shoot into the arena, the cowboy atop his back holding on with every muscle. He twists, jumps and spins trying to shake the cowboy. Eight seconds later the cowboy is still holding strong then jumps to the ground with the joy and satisfaction of a good ride. The crowd whistles and cheers as everyone's eyes are fixed on the score board. Further excitement roars through the crowd for the good score, the cowboy takes a bow and tosses his hand up for a wave as he leaves the arena. You smile as you watch your little cowboy hustle around with his toy bull...no worries of a broken back, but thrilled as you enjoy watching his imagination soar.

This is my original design/pattern, designed by me with a trusty pencil, big eraser and paper. This is the second pattern I created.

A Rustic Horseshoe Original Design, all rights reserved, copyright 2009-2017.


In this tutorial/pattern you will receive:

-Detailed step by step instructions -Photos that accompany each step -Full size pattern pieces for the Bull (standard size) and Steer (toddler size) sizes -Tips for the best results -Optional steps for added detail -List of vendors for items such as the safety bolted eyes I use

Prints on standard 8.5 by 11 inch paper. Full size templates, some need joining to create the full template.


Easy Beginner


Currently only available in English. Measurements are in US Standard Units (inches).


STEER: ~26" tall Dowel is 7/8" diameter Weighs about 1 pound Head is ~8" from base of neck to top of the head and ~8" from the nose to neck and ~5" wide plus horn width Ideal age range up to about 3.5 to 4 years old (varies by child)

BULL: ~40" tall *dowel can be cut to a shorter length upon request Dowel is 1" diameter Weighs about 2 pounds Head is ~12 inches from base of neck to top of head ~12" from nose to neck and ~7" wide plus horn width Ideal age range around 3.5 to 7+ years old (varies by child)


The pattern/tutorial is copyright protected. It cannot be shared, sold, redistributed, copied, etc, in any manner in whole or in part. A full copyright statement is in the tutorial.

You may make bulls and/or steers from this pattern for sale on a small 'home crafter' scale. I request that credit be given to Rustic Horseshoe for the design on any bulls and/or steers that are sold. This is detailed in the tutorial.

I fully appreciate your honesty and adherence to my copyright and terms, I have put a lot of hard work in to not only the creation of my design, but the creation of this tutorial/pattern.

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Materials you need at home:

  • 1/2 yard canvas, cotton or minky fabric
  • 1/4 skein yarn
  • 1 pair comical safety bolted eyes
  • 16 oz fiber filling
  • 1 inch by 36 inch dowel
  • Sewing machine
  • Fabric scissors
  • This isn't a comprehensive list, just the basics needed