The new counters are both women and men of mixed ages. The production rate among the counters varies, some count 100 horses a week while others count 100 / year.
Ulrika has delivered almost 2000 horses since she started last winter.
- It is very different between each horse how it is to count. It depends on how tight it is between the annual rings, if it is resin, how you have treated the wood before and how sharp the knife is."Mine has wide butts and thick legs"
The Dala horse is made by hand from start to finish and Ulrika thinks it is fun to be one of those who make and produce one of our national symbols.
- When I enter the store I see which horses are mine. I think the horses are a little bit like you are, mine have wide butts and thick legs while others make them a little narrower and taller.