The Rocking Horse Shop

Designers, Makers & Restorers of Beautiful Rocking Horses Since 1976

DIY Restorations

What to expect

Many people would like to try restoring their horse themselves at home, and we offer everything you might need to do, including leatherwork, timber and tools. Our bespoke made-to-measure Renovation Kits include all the components you will need to transform your tired horse yourself.  The kits will also be beneficial to people making new rocking horses with dimensions which are very different to those made to our plans.

Before beginning a restoration, you may find Anthony Dew’s book ‘The Complete Rocking Horse Maker a useful reference point with lots of practical hints and tips and easy to follow photographs.

Renovation Kits

Kits are handmade in our own Yorkshire workshop, individually hand crafted to your own unique measurements and requirements.  A measuring guide can be found in our brochure and on our website.  If preferred, you can also send us your existing leatherwork which we can use as a template to ensure best fit. 

Please feel free to e-mail us with any special requests, questions or bespoke designs you are interested in. Please be aware that these items are made specifically to the measurements you provide, there is often a significant lead time and they are unfortunately non-refundable except in the unlikely case of a manufacturing error. 

Handmade by experts

Over 40 Years of Experience. 

Crafted in the UK

Handmade in Fangfoss, Yorkshire.

Bespoke service

First class customer service unique to you.