Hand Carved Traditional Rocking Horses

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If the Horse is to be painted then it will normally be made of white wood to reduce cast and weight. It will be finished in up to a dozen coats of paint from primers and undercoats to the top coats of durable child-safe enamel, finally sealed with thin layers of clear lacquer.

The stand can be made of woods of your choice depending on availability at the suppliers. Our normal choice is natural Oak. The stand is intended to compliment your house furnishing and is of furniture quality. We pay the same attention to the detail and finish of the stand as we do to our Horses.

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The Horses are made individually and can take some weeks to complete. We like to keep a few in stock at the stage of being ready for their finishing colour and dressing – that will be your choice! But please allow enough time in your planning for us to complete your Horse to the standard we are proud of and that you will appreciate. We concentrate on small numbers but high quality.

We normally finish our Horses as Dappled Greys, the traditional finish for Georgian and Victorian Rocking Horses, and on natural Oak stands. But we are happy to accommodate your specifications in terms of materials used and the finish you require.

You will appreciate that your individual specification may affect eventual cost.

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We can supply your Horse with either real horse-hair or a synthetic mane and tail. We offer a range of high quality leather saddles and tack in a range of colours and finishes to suit your preferences and budget, and similarly, a choice of fittings.

If you hope as we do that the horse will stay in your family for generations to come, then you might like to consider the possibility of a ‘time capsule’. For a small fee we can provide a compartment in the body of the horse, hidden under the saddle, where you can leave a message to your great grandchildren. Perhaps extracts from today’s newspapers, some family photographs, a family tree or information about yourself and your family.


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