I made my first rocking horse years ago after my son found so much enjoyment on a simple one in a doctor’s waiting room. “I could make that” I thought.
After giving it some thought, far too much, I went to work. Simple mine was not. It was a full bodied animal that stood four feet tall from floor to ears that my wife had to lift the boys onto and then hold them as they rode. They loved it. My wife, not so much. Back I went and created something with the body right on the rockers, the seat less than two feet off the floor. The kids mounted and rocked away on their own. They loved it even more and so did Bonnie. A rocking rhino and lion soon followed. All four are still with us today.
Years later, inspired by those beautiful Victorian rockers and marvelous carousel animals, I determined to put my own take on the genre. I began where I had left off, with large…
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