Each 'Garrowby' horse is hand carved and finished by our own highly skilled team and features top grade leather bridle and saddlery, horsehair mane and tail, solid brass buckles, brackets and stirrups and mounted on an ash safety stand with turned posts. Enquire about hand carved horses by either calling our helpline or filling the form in below. For me it was a first working with sharp chisels and wood but within the first hour of the course Tony have given all of us enough confindence to begin to shape our horses heads and by the end of the three days we all came away with heads we could hold up with pride. I am writing to express my appreciation for the great customer service I have received from The Rocking Horse shop during making a Large Rocky Rocking Horse.
On the three occasions I either phoned or emailed I was given helpful and friendly advise which was followed by a speedy delivery.
This is an excellent course - suitable even for someone like me with very limited woodworking skills indeed.
All the staff in both the shop and workshop are extremely friendly & helpful - as well as being very knowledgeable about every aspect of rocking horses and how to make them. Had an great time and learned quite a bit in the three days I was there and it was my first course on carving and I will def think of doing something else again soonish lol. You were never rushed, everything from carving techniques to use of special power tools was very well explained. Tony soon turned apprehension into confidence with a relaxed teaching style that suited all abilities, putting everyone at ease. For woodworkers we offer a range of exclusive DIY plans supported by prepared timber packs, quality accessories & tack and specialist tools. I have to agree with all the positive reviews already made on the 3 day workshop on carving a rocking horse head. I attended this course in January 2012, as a competent hobby woodworker, but with no woodcarving experience. Mahogany Rocking HorseThis Mahogany rocking horse by The Stevenson Brothers from Bethersden, England is based on a 1910 design originally manufactured by the legendary F.H. This item will be sent through the Global Shipping Programme and includes international tracking. We are a UK based Importer, Wholesaler & Direct retailer so we cut out the middleman to give our eBay customers the best prices available. Due to courier restrictions some areas require a small surcharge - please contact us for more info on this. We strive to deliver products within 2-3 days (Mon - Friday 9am - 6.00pm) after payment has been received.
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Tony builds confidence in both your woodcarving skills but also your artistic interpretation - by the end your horse's head may not look exactly like one of his but it will be pretty darn good!
Tony and the team made me very welcome and have no hesitations what so ever in recommending this course. It was with some trepidation that I arrived at The Rocking Horse Shop to become a student at the 'Carve a Head' course.
Ready-to-ride horses are available from stock, or you can commission a 'Special', made to your own preferred size and style. I'd never done any woodcarving before and managed to leave with something that looked like a rocking horse head!
I experienced a very well organised course on learning the techniques for using the tools on solid wood without messing up the head right away, leading on to shaping the head as you would like.
Miraculously, at the end of three days, I found myself in possession of a very presentable carved head, greatly exceeding my expectations.
The quality of their workmanship is unquestionable, from the selection of the best kiln-dried timber (to prevent warping) and the standard of the joinery to the hand-stitched leather tack, the real horse hair for mane and tail, and realistic eyes.
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It gives you the freedom to relax particularly if you are worn out from work and you feel stressed. I now have an almost complete horse getting ready for his saddle, main and tail after countless hours of fun and head scratching.
We each created our own carving having watched Tony explain exactly how to do it, from the basic handling of the tools, the working of the wood, through to the anatomy of the horse that is being imitated.

I had minimal experience with woodwork having made some small wooden toys, but had never tried my hand at carving. After a truly enjoyable three days carving the head for a large rocking horse I first made the little rocky chair horse for my grandson and then went on to complete the large rocking horse. Very relaxed and friendly atmosphere on the course and I liked the format of Tony demonstrating each stage before letting us loose to have a go ourselves.
Just follow what Tony demonstrates step by step and you will end up with a very professional looking horse’s head and a good working knowledge of how to use the tools.
Tony is an excellent teacher, able to give just the right level of help or advice to a pretty varied bunch of students. If you reside in an EU member state besides UK, import VAT on this purchase is not recoverable. Whilst we make every effort to keep to stated delivery times we cannot be held liable for any losses or costs incurred as a result of a failure to meet estimated delivery dates and times.
The first thing to be said is how friendly everyone was, only 2 mins after entering the premises I had a cup of coffee in my hand.
I have the rest of the timber pack and am now looking forward to completing the whole rocking horse.?If you have ever considered trying your hand at carving or making a complete rocking horse, then put it off no longer, this is the course for you.
He provided as much or as little help as requested and at no stage was I ever made to feel like I was going to fail. I had already assembled the Large Rocky and carved the body but I needed some practise on a head. I am determined to complete the full horse and have in fact now purchased the materials to do so.
Though small clay horses on wheels have been discovered in graves from as early as 1200 B.C. If have KW in your house, you need to be glad about the comfort it gives you.collapsible green portable rocking lawn chairsCompact Rocking Lawn Chairs DesignYou might want to share this feeling to your dear one, thus the outdoor rocking chair can be an ideal gift for them. One of the nuisances that people have is the design that they do not have an added space for the rocking chair.
There were six of us on the course and there were six good looking heads after only three days. Queen Victoria’s nine children insisted on bringing a dapple-gray on family vacations.
Spacious storage is not necessary since you can put in one of the corners in your space.The rocking lawn chairs are just right as well in case you are going on a trip.
Then, with the increasing prosperity brought on by the Industrial Revolution, they became nursery fixtures of children born to an emerging middle class.
As a result, you do not need to miss the rocking movement of your chair as you can bring it in company with you. Inventive Victorian manufacturers made horses with multiple seats to accommodate up to three children at a time, a model the Stevenson brothers have revived. In the United States, toymakers fashioned complicated if failure-prone spring-loaded horses that approximated a trotting motion.Americans also produced some of the more flamboyant designs, adopting the style of carousel horses popular at fairgrounds and carnivals.
Most of them are also sold online and there are photos and slide shows provided in order that you will have a thought how it looks like. Dozens of workshops, many of which employed Old World artisans, sprang up between the 1850s and the turn of the century. One rocking horse manufacturer from that era, the Whitney Reed Corporation of Leominster, Massachusetts, survived for nearly 100 years, only to succumb in the 1950s to postwar parents’ preference for such trendy playthings as hula hoops and Betsy Wetsy dolls.

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