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Rodeo Bull Stick Horse Hobby Horse Ride-on Toy


    This is my Rodeo Bull Ride-On Toy, think 'stick horse / hobby horse'...but as an rough and tough (adorable) bull! I created this design in 2014. Released August 2017 in a Sewing Pattern & Tutorial.

    This is my original design/pattern, hand designed by me then put into a professional digitized format.

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


    -Detailed step by step instructions...I walk you though it! -Photos accompany each step -Full size digitized pattern pieces for the Toddler and Standard sizes -Tips for the best results -Options for variations -List of supply vendors so you can find exactly what I use if you'd like

    Prints on standard 8.5" x 11" printer paper. Some pieces need to be joined with tape to create the full size template.

    You will need to download the digital file which will be available immediately after purchase and then print what pages you would like.

    I am also available via e-mail for any questions you may have along the way...I stand behind my products and will help you through any steps the best I can.


    Confident Beginner


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


    TODDLER: ~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 ~4" wide (excluding horns) -Ideal age range up to about 3.5 to 4 years old (varies by child)

    STANDARD: ~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 ~6" wide (excluding horns) -Ideal age range around 3.5 to 7+ years old (varies by child)

    This is my original design/pattern, designed by me with a trusty pencil, big eraser and paper. Created in 2014.

    A Rustic Horseshoe Original Design, all rights reserved, copyright 2009-2018.


    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 from this pattern for sale on a small 'home crafter' scale. I request credit be given to Rustic Horseshoe for the design on any bulls 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 into not only the creation of my design, but the creation of this tutorial/pattern.

    DISCLAIMER: All photos are stock photos, you will not receive the actual completed bull, this is a pattern/tutorial only.

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    Materials you need at home:

    • 1 pair 30 mm safety bolted eyes
    • 2/3 yard duck canvas, fleece, cotton or minky, etc
    • 36 inch by 1 inch diameter wooden dowel
    • ~16 oz fiber-filling
    • Full list in pattern, these are the basics