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I have an old wooden rocking horse that has an embedded yarn mane and tail. It really needs to be replaced. Anyone have any thoughts about how to do this?
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I've totally been meaning to ask the same thing!

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At the local waldorf nursery school, there is a lovely, old rocking horse. It has lots of 'dings' and scratches, and the finish is worn to the wood. The embedded mane and tail have been trimmed close, like a show pony. It is a 'real' toy, like the rocking horse in _The Velveteen Rabbit_. It wears its love well.

Someday I secretly hope to crop the mane and tail of my children's rocking horse... perhaps for grandchildren to play with...
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