After a few versions, this is the latest, with wooden ball handles and wheels. I kept the head plain as I wanted to emphasise the glossy colours on the woodwork.
Drilling the holes through the pole was scary, just in case it split. I should have drilled first but forgot to.
Here are the wheels with different coloured pins.
Pink and turquoise on different sides.
The handles go right through the pole.
The final head with leather bridle and reins.
This was a present for a special friend of my daughters. It needed a vast amount of wrapping paper, so my daughter decorated some brown paper with coloured sticky dots. Worked a treat.