This horse is number 2 of 30 in a numbered, limited series known as the Old Paint Collection. Named for their vibrant colors, the result of laminating together the solid hardwood blocks used in their creation, these sculptural toys combine a playful aspect with meticulous design.
All of our rocking horses are handcrafted of hardwood; locally sourced whenever possible. After careful inspection hardwood planks are hand-laminated to create the solid blocks from which the components will be cut. Particular attention is paid to the color and quality of each piece of wood, and the high standards of each stage of the construction are reflected by the excellence of each finished horse. Each rocker pair is bent by hand and fitted to an individual horse. Tails, heads, seats and backs are all carefully selected to be harmonious parts of the whole. Only stainless steel fasteners are used to mount the seat and back and when complete each piece is finished with a non-toxic, hand rubbed penetrating oil.
This particular horse is constructed of walnut and has birch eyes and pegs. The saddle and seatback are cherry. Each horse has been branded, numbered and signed. Custom inscriptions are also available; please contact us for a quote.
The Old Paint Collection horses are based on an antique German folk toy whose dignified and playful design was too striking to be allowed to fade from use. This design, while light enough to carry easily, is substantial enough to provide a truly satisfying ride for children ages approximately two to six years old. The foundation stallion of the herd is still being ridden regularly by his happy owner and younger sibling, 10 years after he was gifted to them.
Number 2's long legs appear to be bounding along even when he is at rest and the sweeping, gentle curve of the rockers makes for a particularly smooth ride. The unique tail-mounted seatback lends support, along with the hand and foot pegs, and the saddle is contoured to be both comfortable and stable. He will provide decades of service in your stable.
While we are always happy to accomodate custom requests, this horse is available for sale, as are several members of his limited-edition herd. He is $1200 as shown.
Dimensions: The rockers measure 40" front to rear and he stands 26" tall from the floor to the crest of his mane. All measurements are nominal.