Antique rocking horses, beautiful decoration in your living room

Bring the horse to life in the form of children’s toys being done anywhere in the world since time immemorial, it is known that there have already been made. Around 400 BC in Persia as well as with the ancient Greeks toy horses In the Middle Ages it was all horses on wheels find that their children could practice for jousting and around the middle of the 19th century that the first wooden horses on wheels that were pulled.


The rocking horse would be derived from the Cradle, a fact that most historians will agree. We will show you a number of ancient copies here a precious and beautiful decoration for your living room that can be purchased in England. At various restorers There are also replicas for sale with the same craftsmanship as previously manufactured.

Above the first photo we see the rocking horse was built to give. Weakened by rickets legs of the young King Charles I more force reportedly The horse is now in possession of the V & A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green in England. Beside a primitive French horse from the 18th century and a 19th-century German horse.

The simple horse on wheels was in the course of centuries been perfected and in the 19th century is often combined the rolling horse with a swing frame so the toy animal received a dual function, thanks to a typically simple attachment to the frame were children themselves choose to swing or ride the horse.

At the end of the 19th century, the wheels are missing more often, horses are a lot better shape, getting more and more details are coated with a coat and mane of real horsehair. The swing frame for rocking horses is originally English product, the rocking horses were popular with the rich and time it was thought that children’s rocking horse balance and correct posture master could get needed for riding a real horse.


Spotted rocking horses first appeared in the late 18th and early 19th century, they were mostly white with black spots. The horses were cut from ash or beech, coarsely grated and filed and then covered with ‘Gesso’, an adhesive plaster on the basis of plaster. This was easier than sanding the wood in proper form.

Even so, this was also a time-consuming process in which the gypsum was applied in multiple layers, which were between sanded by becoming warm. Each layer asked a drying time of about 10 hours but the end result also gave a surface that was slippery and very well made painting, we see in this period than many beautiful horses are beautifully painted.


The safety standard was an American invention that was patented by Philip MARQUA in England in 1880, surprisingly, this patent was not renewed and today anyone can now make rocking horses on such a structure. At the beginning of the 20th century the horses to a safety standard became more popular.

Above we see the original American version of the safety standards, they took up less space on riding the horse, could not roll over their shorter stroke and the kids had a lot more control over. Glider Rocking Horses were a household name in America, often beautifully ornamented and with real leather saddle and harness.

Posted in Home Design.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>