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Are you looking for a unique gift for that special person?
Whether it be for a child to treasure and play on or as a beautiful piece of furniture, all our horses are extra special and have been restored (where necessary) with the utmost care and attention to detail. We have a variety of horses to suit all pockets, with prices starting at just £345 and each is unique and characterful.
Every horse is solid and fully rideable, although please expect the odd minor age-related characteristic as most of our horses are vintage or antique and have been enjoyed throughout many years!
DELIVERY INCLUDED UK MAINLAND exc Highands
Other areas at an extra cost.
Sara-Marie - 2002 Peter Laurence *SOLD*
'Sara-Marie' is a fully working display sized unpainted wooden rocking horse mounted on a safety stand. She was made in 2002 by Peter Laurence and has glass eyes, real horsehair mane and tail and leather tack.
Her dimensions are:-
She is the perfect size to fit him into any home and her natural wood finish will suit any decor.
Not suitable for riding.
'Samson' - Stevenson Bros Extra Large with secret safe
Samson is an extra-large Stevenson Bros rocking horse on a substantial bow. He is made of oak and has a beautiful horse hair mane and tail, glass eyes and a hidden secret compartment with key. He has a removable leather bridle and fixed leather saddle.
Samson is very large and heavy! He is in fabulous condition and was made in 2000.
We have cleaned and polished all leather, sanded and re-waxed the bow and re-waxed the horse and conditioned his hair.
Width 56 cm
'Beauty' - Circa 2000
Beauty is a beautiful, medium sized wooden rocking horse on a safety stand, circa 2000. She has been completely refurbished, having just had a full repaint, new horse hair tail and new top quality leather tack. Her stand has been sanded and re-varnished in a walnut finish.
She is a real Black Beauty just waiting for a new owner to love her as much as we do!
Her measurements are:-
Height 104 cm
Length 135 cm
Width 55 cm
Drummer - Circa 2000
Drummer' is a large dapple grey wooden rocking horse mounted on a safety stand. He was made by a local craftsman in Suffolk around 20 years ago and has been in the same horsey family until now, where he was enjoyed by their grandchildren who are now grown up.
Drummer has extra carving throughout and glass eyes. He has a flowing mane and tail.
His measurements are:
Jacques - Carousel style
Jacques is a beautiful carved wooden carousel-style horse on wheels, mounted on rockers. He detaches from the base so that he may be used on wheels or mounted on the stand as a rocker, which would have made him a very versatile toy.
He has lovely paintwork with kind glass eyes and realistic dappling and shading. He has a carved mane and real horsehair tail. His saddle is real leather with ornate carving to the flaps.
We think Jacques would make a lovely display piece, however he is large enough for a toddler to ride if wished.
His measurements are:-
Nelson - F H Ayres
Nelson is a F H Ayres rocking horse on a safety stand, circa 1930. We have given him a little bit of tlc and sanded and re-painted his stand. Some of his paintwork does show minor movement in accordance with his age. He has fixed tack and glass eyes.
Nelson has quite a presence about him and has been much admired in the short time he has been with us.
He is a large horse and his measurements are below:-
Height to saddle 92cm
F H Ayres ( 1801 - 1940) are thought to be the 'Rolls-Royce' of rocking horse makers and these horses are much desired as an investment piece.
Stevenson Brothers 1996
'Titan' is a 1996 Stevenson Brothers dapple grey painted rocking horse mounted on a safety stand. We have fitted a new horsehair mane and tail but otherwise he remains in great original condition.
Titan has extra carving to his neck and expressive glass eyes. He has a flowing mane and tail. His tack is tan leather and he has a removable bridle. He even has numbers on his stirrup leathers, just like a real horse!
His measurements are:
Twins Marc and Tony Stevenson have been hand-crafting rocking horses sine 1982. They employ eight specialist craftsmen, each with a specific job. The tack is made in-house at Stevenson Bros by a professional saddler.
J R Smith, circa 1900
'Troy' is a medium sized J R Smith rocking horse, circa 1900. He is in good original condition, with the addition of a new mane, tail and forelock in his original grey colour.
Troy's stand has had a small amount of woodworm at some point in his life, there was no evidence of any remaining, the wood is strong and stable, however we have treated it and filled the holes. The result is in keeping with a piece of its age.
Troy would make a wonderful focal point to any room. He is also fit and ready to ride, however he is an antique horse in original condition so don't expect his tack to look brand new!
His measurements are:
J R Smith was founded in 1881 by Mr J R Smith senior and was passed to his two sons around 1910 when he retired. J R Smith was acquired by J R Smith Ltd in 1916 and a new company J R Smith (Toys) Ltd in 1932 which sadly closed in 1938. It appears no rocking horses were produced after 1916.
For a larger gallery of our sold horses please click here
Theodore is our resident 'dinky' horse, suitable for display only, we think he is simply adorable! He has been painstakingly crafted with meticulous attention to detail, to replicate a traditional horse on a bow rocker. He is in perfect condition and ready to display. As he is a miniature version, we may be able to post him to you, please ask for a quote.
His measurements are: Length 91cm, Height 53cm, Width 22cm
If you see a horse you like but would like something changed or have a specific requirement, please let us now as we will do our best to help you. Often tack and hair colour can be easily changed (at a small extra cost) and we will do our best to customise paintwork or find a horse that suits your requirements.