Lancaster Dapple Grey Rocking Horse on Bows

Prior to the invention of the safety stand by P.J. Marqua in the 1870s, all rocking horses had been mounted on bow rockers and many of us have fallen in love with the enduring beauty and simplicity of a rocking horse on bows. It is an image which is widely used in association with childhood: nursery schools, charity appeals, toy shops etc.

As if to underline this enduring romantic image, a Lancaster rocking horse on bows was recently given by a bridegroom to his bride on their wedding day.

Nowadays, our bow rockers are usually long and shallow compared to some of the rather treacherous horses of yesteryear. However, the horse pictured above is mounted on short rockers, which is ideal for a predominatly decorative rocking horse.

Some Features of all Lancaster Horses

Lovely, detailed and friendly faces
Slightly turned heads in the style of the very finest 19th Century British rocking horses
Crack-resistant construction ensures long life
Wonderfully detailed paint finish gives gorgeous finish which simulates natural ageing
Unique system gives extra long life to mane and tail and minimal moulting
De-luxe saddle and saddle blanket made from top quality, durable Chesterfield leather
Leather has subtle tonal variations and is available in choice of colours

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