1. Trace and scroll saw the blank from 1/4 inch thick Basswood,. Be sure to orient the pattern so that the wood grain runs from the top of the horse to it's hooves. Some less experienced whittlers may want toome wood attached to the horse to serve as a handle.
2. Make a stop cut between the horses head and its neck.
3. Remove thin slices of wood from the horses neck up to this stop cut, to make the neck narrower than the head and body.
5. Thin the tail so it is narrower than the body.
6. Round over the sharp edges of the neck and back.
7. Round off and shape the rear legs.
8. Round off and shape the belly area, between the rear and front legs.
9. Round the edges and shape the front legs.
14. There are several ways to finish these horse earrings. You can sand them smooth, or leave them kind of in the flat plane style. You can stain them or paint them. Either way, you need to attach the earring fittings.