News/Blog

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

A Rocking Horse for the Ronald MacDonald Centre by... 14th Feb 2012

Ben sent us this fantastic email.... Over the years I have purchased your Rocking Horse kits, when I lived in Scotland and later from Ontario, after I emigrated here to join my family members. Below are a few photos of my latest horse, which is my ... READ MORE

Dreams are made of wood...... 14th Feb 2012

I am a retired joiner/cabinet maker, living in Newmarket, Suffolk.  I made my first rocking horse in 1986 for my young granddaughter Stephanie, using pine and 12mm birch ply.  The design was taken from a plan published in Woodworking magazine.  Th... READ MORE

Carve A Rocking Horse Head at the Rocking Horse Sh... 30th Jan 2012

√Į¬Ľ¬Ņ Six students joined us at The Rocking Horse Shop this weekend to start their Rocking Horses. They all left on Sunday evening with their heads held high!The course ran by Rocking Horse Maker Anthony Dew runs for 3 days and students have a choic... READ MORE

Christmas opening times and A Merry Christmas from... 15th Dec 2011

The Rocking Horse Shop staff would like to wish all it's customers a very Happy christmas and a Wonderful New Year. Please note our shop will be closed from 12 noon on the 23rd December and will re-open Tuesday 9am on the 3rd January.  Although the ... READ MORE

Rocking Horse Restoration - Identifying Old Rockin... 13th Dec 2011

Getting to know Rocking HorsesOver the last 35 years The Rocking Horse Shop have restored hundreds of Rocking Horses and below we look at one of the most prestigious makers of traditional Victorian Rocking Horses - F H Ayres.√Į¬Ľ¬ŅF.H.AyresAmong the ... 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