Guild of Rocking Horse Makers Open Afternoon 15th Jun 2012

Last Saturday we where delighted to welcome some of our Guild Members to an open afternoon at The Rocking Horse Shop.  We demonstrated lots of differnt aspects of Rocking Horse making including carving, gessoing, painting, tacking up and Rocking Ho... READ MORE

Meet the Rocking Horse Shop Team 31st May 2012

Yesterday was such a lovely day, so we thought it was a great opportunity to take some photos of the team at the Rocking Horse Shop.The Rocking Horse Shop Team Back row left to right: Barbara, Claire, Shelia, Dawn, Gerry & Karl Front row left to righ... READ MORE

Carve A Rocking Horse Head Course April 2012 28th Apr 2012

Just had a great 3 days with 4 students who joined us to carve their Rocking Horse head.  Three of the students where new to carving and as you can see they have all made a very good job and are now looking forward to getting started on the rest of... READ MORE

Live Chat Button 26th Apr 2012

We have just launched Live Chat.  This means, if you are on our website between 9am and 5pm and you have a question about our products, you can click on the Live Chat button at the top right hand side of our website and we will be able to answer yo... READ MORE

F H Ayres Rocking Horse Restoration at the Rocking... 20th Apr 2012

F H Ayres Rocking Horse ready for restoration.F H Ayres Rocking Horse without a jaw, chin and only stumps for ears. This F H Aryes Rocking Horse arrived with us 3 months ago, in a very sad state and it's owners wanted to see him put back to his orig... READ MORE

Ian Darroch makes a Rocking Zebra 12th Mar 2012

I first met Ian at the North of England Woodworking show in November and he said he wanted to make a Rocking Zebra. Ian bought the plans and timber at the show and we delivered them the following week. Four months later we can see the final result.... READ MORE

Happy Grandchildren 8th Mar 2012

Dai Peirce made the medium horse 3 years ago for my granddaughter's first birthday, and she is really into it now.  This pictures show his younger granddaughter with her big sister sitting on her Little Rocker she got for Christmas.  He waxed t... READ MORE

Carving My First Rocking Horse by Ray Jury 28th Feb 2012

Carving My First Rocking HorseCarved Rocking Horse HeadMarch 2009 saw my introduction into rocking horse making.  Having done very little carving before, the carving course with Anthony Dew was to be the test run to see whether this was something th... READ MORE

February Rocking Horse Head Carving Course 24th Feb 2012

Students joined us once again in our purpose built carving studios at The Rocking Horse Shop to carve their Rocking Horse Heads.  Expert Rocking Horse Maker and teacher Anthony Dew showed them the traditional approach to Rocking Horse carving using ... READ MORE

Phil Henry Restores his Rocking Horse with accesso... 23rd Feb 2012

Rocking Horse Before RestorationRocking Horse Restored by Phil HenryI just wanted to thank everyone at The Rocking Horse Shop for your assistance in my restoration project. I could not be happier with the products and the level of customer servic... READ MORE

" ... thank you very much for your help & excellent service. Our horse now looks very fine & has been much admired by visiting friends." Pat Herbert