I needed to make my daughter a Hobby Horse for the Kindergarten rodeo so I searched google for pattern ideas.
Awwww... the kindergarten rodeo. That brings back memories! "My" pig (made entirely by my mother, of course) from a bleach bottle won Best in Class, but did not place at the Best in School competition... my mother was *soooo* irate and irritated that her project did not get recognized, heheh. That was my mother to a T: very crafty, and highly competitive.
I'll bet that years from now, when your daughter is an adult, she will remember this special thing you did for her, Linakins. And in the meantime, she has an awesome hobby horse to play with! Great job.