Rocking Horse Head Carving Course, September 2011 27th Sep 2011

Last week 6 enthusiastic woodworkers joined us at The Rocking Horse Shop to carve their Rocking Horse Heads.After spending 3 days with master carver Anthony Dew they all finished carving their beautiful Rocking Horse Heads and headed home to finish t... READ MORE

BIGGER BERTIE ROCKING HORSE - 8 days to go 27th Sep 2011

to Bigger Bertie's first outing, to London (I keep thinking of that old music hall song - 'Maybe it's a big horse I'm a Londoner'). Anyway, we've moved the two big rockers out of the workshop, into the yard and are preparing them for assembly. This i... READ MORE

BIGGER BERTIE ROCKING HORSE 9 days to go 25th Sep 2011

to Bigger Bertie's first public outing, to the ExCeL centre, London, and WorldSkills. The name 'Bigger Bertie', is a comment on the fact that he (has to be a 'he', can't be an 'it', and 'she' seems inappropriate for a beast do huge) is bigger than ... READ MORE

Rocking horse winner at skill training competition 24th Sep 2011

Bigger Bertie gets a mention in The York Press. Click on The York Press above to see the article in todays paper.... READ MORE

Rocking horse odds on to be big winner 23rd Sep 2011

Had a great article published in todays East Riding Mail, click here to see full article.... READ MORE

BIGGER BERTIE ROCKING HORSE 14 days to go... 20th Sep 2011

BIGGER BERTIE'S BLOG - 14 days to go- & counting - to Bigger Bertie's first outing. Today we start to assemble Bigger Bertie's body, and turn over his huge rockers (a 3, no 4 man job!) to cut the joints on the other side. So, I said I'd tell you... READ MORE

BIGGER BERTIE ROCKING HORSE 15 days to go.... 19th Sep 2011

BIGGER BERTIE'S BLOG - Day 2 15 days to go to Bigger Bertie's first outing... Today I chopped the recess for Bigger Bertie's great glass eye (fashioned specially by brilliant glass artisan Steve Collins of Studio 63). We only have one eye, the other... READ MORE

BIGGER BERTIE ROCKING HORSE 16 days to go... 18th Sep 2011

BIGGER BERTIE'S BLOG - Day 1 16 days to go before Bigger Bertie's first outing - today (being Sunday) he's lounging in the workshop - I just popped in to look at him and ask myself this, can we make this humungous pile of monster parts transform ... READ MORE

European Woodworking Show 1st & 2nd October, Cress... 13th Sep 2011

European Woodworking Show 1st & 2nd October, Cressing Temple Barns, Essex Now in it's 3rd year and growing with quality every year The Rocking Horse Shop are once again looking forward to attending The European Woodworking Show.  It  is fast becomi... READ MORE

Fangfest 2011 6th Sep 2011

Another fantastic Fangfest weekend in the village of Fangfoss, everyone had a great time.  Just a few photos from the event......... READ MORE

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