Wood Rocking Horse
The Chester rocking horse illustrated
above is presented in gorgeous polished walnut.
We favour walnut, even for our painted Chester dapple grey rocking horses, because it combines a unique series of virtues: It combines a lovely grain, a sumptuous polished finish
and peerless strength and stability.
This combination is desirable, and indeed necessary in a rocking horse, as the traditional way in which the horse is made puts a great deal of stress and strain on the timber when the horse goes into active service.
Rocking horses made from less stable wood are prone to movement in today's centrally-heated homes.
The gorgeous appearance of the polished appearance is achieved by extensive and repeated sanding of the carved horse. There are no shortcuts to remarkably high standard of craftsmanship!
Some Features of all Chester Rocking Horses
These are some of the features shared by all our Chester
Gentle, but imposing rocking horses made without
Crafted from the finest (British) hardwoods for maximum
strength and stability
Removable tack made by Master Saddler from Sedgwick
leather and with optional equestrian features
Optional numnah from Pure New Wool
Outstanding riding action and swinging motion
Abundant mane and tail which invite stroking!
Traditional stand pillars or barley twist
Particularly recommended in XL size, which suits
riders of all ages!! Adult saddles are available.
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