Removing the Pony's Head and
thank you to poor lemon drop for her
First the basics:
These are the points in the pony and
the terms I will use.
Hair Plugs,Tail Washer, Tail Clip, Neck
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!!
You don't have to cut your pony in half to fix her. I did this
so you could see what the pony looks like and to make it easier
to detail for photos how to do things. For any of my tips you
don't cut your pony in half like I did here.
Befor you try removing her head
with a knife try pulling it off. It takes some prussure but can
pop off if the glue is weak enough. Then all you have to do is
shove it back in to reattach it.
Step One: removing the head.....
One word of caution .....if you are doing a pony other
than a standard pony body and head there may be other steps to
take. I am trying to document as many types as possible but these
directions are for a standard pony head. I am hoping to collect
other type ponies to show you. If you have a peek a boo baby then
the head will become immovable after removing and replacing the
head if done improperly......to get directions for peek a boos'
please click here to read the directions.
Remove the pony's head using a VERY
SHARP exacto knife or kitchen knife.
cut shallow into the neck where the
body and head meet.It is important to stay as close as possible
to the original cut because you will be able to see any stray
cuts when the head is replaced. If you stray you will need to
get back on target as soon as possible. Either pull out the blade
and try again or go back to the cut line. You will know if you
are cutting in the correct place by the ease of cutting.These
cuts you are going to see so cut slowly and carefully.
Once you have cut down to the plug,
all the way around then kind of squish the head to one side and
begin to cut into the center neck plug.Don't worry to much about
mistakes here, you won't be able to see them when the head is
Now wiggle the head free. You have
removed the head - one of the hardest parts to fixing your pony......Congratulations!
you may find that there is no lip under
the center neck plug of your pony. That's OK.
be able to see the missing little lip.
Step two: removing the tail........
Push the tail farther back into the
body while using a screwing motion. This will make it easier to
get a hold of and pull out.
Now with a pair of tweezers or a stick
or a small hooked item, get a hold of the tail inside the loop
created behind the clip before the washer. OR get a hold behind
the washer. Pull until the tail is removed. If this doesn't work
push in the butt end of the pony to make it easier to see and
get a hold of the tail. Then pull it out.
You are now ready to clean or rethread