Wooden Rocking Horses
Below are wooden rocking horses, and a few other types of rocking horses (such as plush), for sale.
Wood rocking horses are commonly made from a variety of different woods including oak, pine, and others. Some are even made from bamboo, which is actually a type of woody grass.
Below: A wooden rocking horse with leather saddle by a Christmas tree.
From eBay, Amazon and Etsy
The wooden rocking horses below are a combination of ridable-sized rocking horses, and smaller ones meant to be used for display.
History Of The Wooden Rocking Horse
The modern style of wooden rocking horse began to evolve in the 1600s. While earlier styles of rideable toy horses date back to much earlier, it was in the 1600s that wood rocking horses on long, bowed, wood rockers started to become popular.
The oldest known modern-style wooden rocking horse in existence is believed to have belonged to King Charles I of England (1600 - 1649). It is currently owned by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Wooden rocking horses gained in popularity throughout Europe and America. Originally, they were mostly affordable only to the upper-class, but over time became affordable to people in lower income brackets as well.
Below: A wooden (birch) rocking horse on a gilded stand. It was possibly a childhood toy of Gustav III of Sweden (1746 – 1792). It is approximately 5 feet, 5 inches tall.
Below: A wooden rocking horse with yarn for a mane and tail.
Save The Rocking Horse For Later
If you find a rocking horse for sale on Etsy that you like but you're not ready to purchase right away, you can always add it to your shopping cart so it will be easy to find later.
- In most cases, Etsy will keep track of your rocking horse, and anything else in your shopping cart, for 30 days.
- In the meantime, if you want to check out with other items you can click on "Save for later" to move the items to a separate, but still easy-to-find list beneath your shopping cart.
- If you put items into your Etsy shopping cart but don't check out after 30 days, Etsy will automatically move them to the "Save for later" area beneath your shopping cart. When you're ready to actually purchase any of these items, simply click "Move to cart" to put them back into your shopping cart and check out.
Important: Putting items in your Etsy shopping cart or "Save for later" list does NOT reserve them! It just makes them easier to find if they're still available when you come back.
Below: Screenshot image showing the "Save for later" and "Remove" links when an item is in the Etsy shopping cart.
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