Our Running Horse Studio restoration includes the removal of all metal, such as nails, screws, braces, tin can patching....and whatever else was used in the carousel's decades of "ASAP!" repairs history.

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We specialize in

"Back to Factory" Restoration.

We can take a bag of wood shards and rebuild them into a beloved, fully-restored carousel animal.

Attention to details, including glazed leafing, pin-striping, freehand patterns, family crests, bright colors, textured  saddles, authentic colors and markings...

Running Horse Studio

is no ordinary restoration!

Whether individual carousel horses, merry go round memorabilia or full operating carousels and merry-go-rounds, bring them on!  We have been actively involved with all. Running Horse Studio specializes in restoring historic hand-carved carousel horses to factory fresh conditions.


Following the removal of old Bondo, fiberglass, metal, and old epoxy, the replacement of missing pieces such as legs, ears, eyes, tails, trappings, etc., plus crisping up edges and veining.

Our extensive carousel archives keep us accurate with the repairs. We have access to many carousel factory color palates and decorative patterns. Needed replacement Austrian crystal jewels, horse-hair tails, and taxidermy eyes are expertly set in place.  Antique carousel figures leave looking fresh and clean, the way they would have appeared when they first emerged from the carousel factory 80 to 140 years ago.