I have the most fun producing rocking horses, and especially the glider horse.
Stands about 5 feet long, and about 3 feet high. The base/feet are about 18 inches wide. There are no “rockers” on this horse, as it uses the same type of gliding mechanisms used on gliding rocking chairs. This horse is sturdy enough for adults to sit on, and stable enough so that children are unable to rock hard enough, or fast enough, to tip over.
The pieces of the mane and tail are individually cut and fitted. The horse can be stained using the customer’s requested colors, or unstained. The base has a rubber-style material on the bottom, making the horse suitable for non-carpeted floors.
Traditional Rocking Horse
There are several heights available.
The first is more for dolls or toys. It stands about 8” high at the seat, about 13” high at the head, about 10” long, and about 4 ½” wide. Normally made of ¾” pine, it can be made of whatever hardwood I have available.
The second is for toddlers. It stands about 13” high at the seat, about 23” high at the head, e about 29” long, and about 11” wide. Hardwood in these dimensions is expensive, so to keep the price down, this horse is always made of pine.
The third is for small children. It stands about 28“ high at the seat, about 38” high at the head, about 40“ long, and about 14“ wide. Hardwood in these dimensions is expensive, so to keep the price down, this horse is always made of pine.