This is the last toy I have made for Christmas of 2014. Its for under little Timothy’s Christmas tree. Made of solid American Walnut it should last thru his grand children. As I was using my fingers doing the final sanding I realized this is the best horse I have ever made. Mostly that means I took extra time in sanding, but this horse is really the product of a long evolution of my skills and design sense. There is satisfaction in continual growth in the quality of my toys. If quality ever slips, what’s the point? Then I will get a grown-up job. Little Timothy may not realize the care I gave his new horse; but let time pass and perhaps he will as he watches his children rock away. That thought brings me satisfaction today and hopefully later to a not-so-little Timothy.