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The Rocking Horse Shop

Designers, Makers & Restorers of Beautiful Rocking Horses Since 1976

Restorations @ The Rocking Horse Shop

What to expect

We are the experts, with nearly 50 years of experience and believe no wooden Rocking Horse is beyond repair! We offer a complete restoration service for tired and broken old Rocking Horses - woodwork repairs to broken ears, legs, rockers etc, gessoing, 'antique' paintwork & dappling in a variety of styles, fitting new saddlery, manes & tails.

If you email us a photograph of your horse along with chest to rump measurement of the horse, we shall be pleased to quote you.  Alternatively, bring it to us! Once the horse arrives the horse will be appraised, we will discuss your requirements and provided a finalised quote for the work you want before we start. 

Don't forget, we also offer a collection and delivery service, across the UK!

Alternatively, we can simply design, make and fit new leatherwork and hair for you horse if you would like the paintwork leaving as it is. 

What's typically included in a full restoration? 

  • Full strip of paint and gesso
  • Repairs to the wood work underneath 
  • Regesso and bespoke paintwork.
  • Bespoke leatherwork and hair
  • Repairs to the stand, restain and gesso
  • Remounting of the horse, complete safety check and returned to you as though it came out the showroom!

Please remember, our service is completely bespoke and unique to each customer and horse.

If you choose us to restore your family rocking horse with us, we are sure you wont be disappointed with the quality of our work and our customer service. After your restoration is complete, you will also receive a USB memory stick, containing photographs showing the process and restoration of your rocking horse and a 'Certificate of Authenticity' which is useful for insurance purposes. 

View examples of our before and after projects or call our advice line on 01759 368737
and we shall try to help you decide. The video below highlights some of the work in fully restoring a horse. We hope you find this helpful.