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A pedigree to last a lifetime... Our excellent Rocking Horses are only available from us, the makers, we do not supply to any other shops. Each horse is individually hand carved and perfected in our own workshops here in Yorkshire, England and we shall be delighted to make one for you.
Our team collectivly have nearly 200 years of experience, spread across all areas of the company and there is rarely a request we haven't heard before! Whether it is a "friendly face" or a rocking Giraffe, we are sure to be able to exceed your expectations.
We make and prepare everything in our own wood, leather, hair, paint and metalwork shops, so we physically control every part of the production. This enables us to offer a very personal service and to make a horse for you that is truly unique. We use top quality hardwoods from sustainable sources and our horses comply with EU safety standards.
Our horses are generally made from tulipwood, an American hardwood, which is ideal for carving but has a wide range of colour tones, which are exagerated when the timber is stained and lacquered. Our stands and bow rockers are usually made from ash, another hardwood which provides a strong and robust base for the horse.
As well as making to commission we usually have several finished horses in our showroom ready for immediate collection or delivery.
We know that buying a new Rocking Horse is a really big decision, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 01759 368737 and we will be happy to talk to you about our Rocking Horses and help you choose the right one for you.
Over 40 Years of Experience.
Handmade in Fangfoss, Yorkshire.
First class customer service unique to you.
I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for the warm welcome I received last week on the Head Carving Course. It was a genuine pleasure to spend time in the work shop with a highly skilled and creative tutor. The 3 days provided ample opportunity to share this enthusiasm and to learn from a master craftsman. Thank you again for your support, guidance and timely advice. I feel equipped and inspired to complete my very own medium rocking horse which I am sure will become a munched loved addition to our family.Steve Kibble, Cornwall
This is just to say how delighted I am with our restored rocking horse which arrived safely yesterday. The handsome horse seems a far cry from the poorly horse we dropped off in May and it is now in pride of place in the dining room awaiting introduction to the grandchildren next week.
It has been a pleasure to deal with your enthusiastic team and the result is great. It arrived on time as agreed and on budget.Rosemary Burke
I have to agree with all the positive reviews already made on the 3 day workshop on carving a rocking horse head. I experienced a very well organised course on learning the techniques for using the tools on solid wood without messing up the head right away, leading on to shaping the head as you would like. Just follow what is demonstrated step by step and you will end up with a very professional looking horse’s head and a good working knowledge of how to use the tools. I had already assembled the Large Rocky and carved the body but I needed some practise on a head. This was just what I needed. I am now full of enthusiasm to complete the Large Rocky. Most enjoyable, full of fun and a fabulous active holiday. There were six of us on the course and there were six good looking heads after only three days. I could not recommend this workshop more highly. The only negative is that I had to go home afterwards.David Smith
I just want to say how wonderful our new rocking horse that you delivered last week is. It really is a fantastic work of art and I wish to express my sincere thanks to all who worked on it. It really did exceed all my expectations. So a massive thank you to everyone.Brian Simpson, Yorkshire
I am writing to express my appreciation for the great customer service I have received from The Rocking Horse shop during making a Large Rocky Rocking Horse. On the three occasions I either phoned or emailed I was given helpful and friendly advise which was followed by a speedy delivery.Rob Stephens
What a great way to spend 3 days! It was with some trepidation that I arrived at The Rocking Horse Shop to become a student at the 'Carve a Head' course. I had minimal experience with woodwork having made some small wooden toys, but had never tried my hand at carving. The first thing to be said is how friendly everyone was, only 2 mins after entering the premises I had a cup of coffee in my hand.
You were never rushed, everything from carving techniques to use of special power tools was very well explained. All 5 students ended up with rocking horse heads that we could be proud of. We had learned the basics of a great craft and had some fun along the way. I have the rest of the timber pack and am now looking forward to completing the whole rocking horse.?If you have ever considered trying your hand at carving or making a complete rocking horse, then put it off no longer, this is the course for you. I can't recommend it highly enough.Paul Lattimore
We love the rocking horse - it is absolutely as we wanted it. Thank you!Denise Caruth Stevenson