IT ALL STARTED WHEN…
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 handcrafted, 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 in 1880). The medium-sized horses can also be mounted on traditional, hardwood bow rockers. Bob has a policy of sourcing sustainable, North American hardwood.
Bob can offer customized service and make a horse for you that is truly unique. If you would like a rocking horse created that represents your horse, Bob can work with photographs of your horse to get a good colour and marking likeness. Below is an example of a custom project with a horse named Parette.
Custom project with horse named Parette
Proudly made in Alberta!
Rocking Horses Canada has been selected as a finalist for the first Made in Alberta Awards. Voting for Readers’ Choice is now closed. Watch for the results in the September issue of Avenue magazine.