PRESENTING a REALLY CUTE Late 20C Saddled Rocking Horse by ‘Mama’s ‘n Papa’s’.

Quality made piece with FULL leather saddlery or livery and in NEAR PERFECT CONDITION!

The Horse is mounted on solid elm wood platform base, with swinging levers on either end to give forward and upward swinging momentum.

The piece is quite heavy and therefore safe from ever ‘toppling’ over!

Not antique OR vintage (late 20th Century) BUT still a beautiful collectible nonetheless, made in England, but bought in Ireland.

Great gift for your ‘little’ Prince or Princess!

ROCKING HORSE: A rocking horse is a child’s toy, usually shaped like a horse and mounted on rockers similar to a rocking chair.

Predecessors of the rocking horse may be seen in the rocking cradle, the tilting seats used during the Middle Ages for jousting practice as well as the wheeled hobby horse. The toy in its current form did not appear before the 17th century, though some conflicting sources note medieval manuscripts including references to carved rocking horses, presumably of the toy kind.

From the 19th century onward rocking horses became more commonly considered as child’s toy. Mostly built by hobby woodcrafters, and ranging from relatively crude to finely ornamented and the toys of future kings, it was not until the late 19th century that the production became industrialised.

There are two sorts, the one where the horse part sits rigidly attached to a par of curved rockers that are in contact with the ground, and a second sort, where the horse hangs on a rigid frame by iron straps the horse moves only relative to the frame, which does not move.

In 2006, the Guinness Book of World Records certified Katlinel and Les Hartness of California as having the largest hand-carved wooden rocking horse on record. This rocking horse was built in 2000 and is 7 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 1,200 pounds. It can be seen at renaissance faires, faerie festivals, and at private parties and events where up to 3 adults or 4-5 children can ride it together at one time. According to Les and Katlinel, the youngest rider has been six weeks old and the oldest, 94 years.


20C Saddled Rocking Horse.

Provenance: Bought in Ireland.

Dimensions: 50 in Long, 42 in tall at Head, 32 in tall at Rear, 18 in wide

Condition: Excellent.


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