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Re-released and in an entirely new format!! First released in 2011, it is back and better than ever!!
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 2009-2016.
>>WHAT IS INCLUDED
I have given my pattern/tutorial an entire makeover compared to earlier released versions. 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
Pattern template pieces print on standard printer paper (8.5" x 11"), some pieces need to be joined with tape.
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.
>>SIZE OF COMPLETED STEER and BULL
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)
~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)
>>COPYRIGHT AND TERMS
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
8” x 10” square of minky fabric (for the inner ear)
~2/3 yard duck canvas for head (minky, cotton, etc can also be used)
¼ skein yarn (optional for the hair)
22” strip of 1” wide cotton webbing (for base of neck trim and handle)
~16 oz poly-fil (fiber filling) (~10oz for pony size)
Eyes (I prefer 30mm safety bolted eyes)
1” x 36” wooden dowel (for bull size) or 7/8” x 24” wooden dowel (for steer size)
11” Zip Tie *optional
1 skein embroidery floss (for optional blanket stitch detail)
¾ “ D-Ring (optional for nose ring)
1 ½” wooden ball with either a 1” hole (bull size) or 7/8” hole (steer size) drilled in about ½ inch (this is optional and is to help keep the dowel from eventually rubbing through the fabric)