Each horse is individually carved giving it a unique vitality and personality. No two horses are exactly the same. Real horse hair is used on the traditional, wooden rocking horses and tails and manes come in a choice of colours. The saddle and bridle are both handmade from fine quality leather. A soft, padded seat ensures a secure and comfortable ride.
In addition to the traditional, wooden rocking horse which comes in a medium or large size, Bob also creates a magnificent, white, mythical unicorn complete with gold or silver trimmed saddle. A baby / toddler rocking horse is available for the younger child in a variety of finishes. A perfect gift and heirloom for a new grandchild.
WOODEN ROCKING HORSE COMES IN TWO SIZES, MEDIUM AND LARGE
Approximate sizes are given below…
Large: 49-52 inches height, 60 inches length, 21 inches wide
Medium: 41-43 inches height, 53 inches length, 18 inches wide
The height is measured from the floor to the ears. As all horses are unique, sizes are a guide only and may vary slightly depending on the style and posture of the horse.
The large horse/unicorn is suitable for 4 years old and upwards.
The medium horse/unicorn is suitable for 3 years to 9 years old.
The baby or toddler horse is suitable for 10 months (under supervision) and upwards.
Each horse includes a USB memory stick with images of your horse being made. Bob will document every stage of the process of your horse being made so that you can see the full story of your horse.
Each Rocking Horse is
Individually hand crafted, carved and painted
No two horses are exactly the same
Real horse hair in your choice of colours
Mounted on handmade, hardwood safety stands
Saddle and bridle are both handmade from fine quality leather
A comfortable soft, padded seat included
Custom designs available to match your horse
No two Rocking Horses are exactly the same.
CRAFTING & MAKING
Bob Longland moved from England to High River, Alberta in 2006. Although an engineer by trade, Bob always enjoyed working with wood. For three decades, he has been self employed as a cabinet maker, renovator and designer of playground equipment and structures.
Bob is now concentrating on creating hand crafted, wooden, heirloom quality, Victorian style Rocking Horses. He is a member of the Guild of Rocking Horse Makers. These beautiful rocking horses are mounted on handmade, hardwood safety stands (invented in North America at the end of the 19th century). Bob has a policy of sourcing sustainable, North American hardwood.
Bob can offer a customized service and make a horse for you that is truly unique. If you would like a rocking horse created that represents your own horse, Bob is able to work with photographs of your horse to get a good colour and marking likeness.
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Hand crafted, carved and painted in Bob's workshop.
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