Everyone’s going to love these Clay Pot Horses and they are so easy to recreate that you won’t be able to wait to make your own!
Were you one of many that were desperate for a Pony? Well, now you can fulfill your dreams with the cutest little horses on the block. There is no maintenance and they are pretty as a picture!
We’re talking about these incredibly adorable Clay Pot Horses and the great news is they are very easy to make. We’ve put together some fun facts that you might not be aware of when it comes to Horses. Be sure to read on. You’ll find the full tutorial further down our post.
- Horses can sleep both lying down and standing up.
- Horses can run shortly after birth.
- Domestic horses have a lifespan of around 25 years.
- A 19th century horse named ‘Old Billy’ is said to have lived 62 years.
- Horses have around 205 bones in their skeleton.
- Horses have been domesticated for over 5000 years.
- Horses are herbivores (plant eaters).
- Horses have bigger eyes than any other mammal on land.
- Because horse’s eyes are on the side of their head they are capable of seeing nearly 360 degrees at one time.
- Horses gallop at around 44 kph (27 mph).
- The fastest recorded sprinting speed of a horse was 88 kph (55 mph).
- Estimates suggest that there are around 60 million horses in the world.
- Scientists believe that horses have evolved over the past 50 million years from much smaller creatures.
- A male horse is called a stallion.
- A female horse is called a mare.
- A young male horse is called a colt.
- A young female horse is called a filly.
How To Make A Clay Pot Horse
Wow .. who knew! Now that you’re up to speed, we’ll spare the horsing around! We’ve found you some great info on how you can make your own Clay Pot Horse and pop him in your garden minus the mess! How seriously adorable are these cuties and they are made using terracotta clay pots and of varying sizes.
As you can see, some have had plantings added for manes and around the tops of their legs. It’s an incredibly cute idea and they will certainly get the neighbors talking!
We found an awesome Tutorial for the above Clay Pot Horses.The photos were apparently sent in by Stephanie Butler, a facebook friend of the Blogger. She is from Illinois and these are her creations. What an incredible job she has done!
As you can see from the above Photo the basic frame of the Horse is actually very easy using a combination of Mini and Large Clay Pots. This will depend on the size Horse that you want of course.
This is what Stephanie had to say about how she made her Clay Pot Horses -: You will need 16- 4″ legs, 2 – 10″ body , 2- 8″ azalea pots for neck, 1 – 8″ reg pot for face. ALL pots are glued together with JB Weld. We tried lots of other glues but nothing held especially when watering the plants. For tails I used twine, dyed to the color of the horse” Purchase Glue Here
This Clay Pot Horse is via Midwest Living . This is Francois and he has Mexican Feathergrass for his mane!
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These Clay Pot Horses are featured on Pinterest and are ideal for giving you some great inspiration for decorating your Clay Pot Horses Up.
Here are the step by step instructions on how to make your Clay Pot Horse. You can find further instructions and detailed Photos on the Bloggers Site here – We have also included a link to another very popular post. You will love to check out more Clay Pot Critters including the cute Elephant and Zebra in the Photo below. You can view them here