I think it's pretty, and you got the shape of the head and neck just right! It looks cuddly, and I love the detail!
How large is the horse?
I live in Sweden near the little factory where they make the original ones
I've been on a school field trip to the place. Did you know the carving is done by people in their homes, and then they hand the horses in to the factory for painting. People who work with carving the horses get a bag of sawed out horse shapes to carve from, and I think they get paid per horse. The red colour is made by dipping the horses in colour. The ladies doing the decor painting are awesome! They put two colours at once in their paintbrush to achieve the curly shapes, and they can paint super fast!
You can buy uncarved horses, carved but unpainted ones and the finished painted ones in different sizes.
I've never tried carving one myself but I bought a wonderful carving knife there for my wooden spoon carving.
I love hearing about peeople in the US who are Swedish related. I have some distant relatives living in Minnesota because my grandmother's uncles emigrated back in the 1800's.