victorian rocking horse
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victorian rocking horse

The Georgian and early Victorian rocking horse was mounted on a bow rocker. The later Victorian rocking horse was often mounted on a "Safety Swinger" stand.

The leather saddle, bridle and martingale on this rocking horse are fixed, but stirrup leathers can be fully adjusted.

This horse is mounted on a deep rocker that was typical of the earlier rocking horses. This enables the horse to have a more stretched stance than when mounted on a safety or swinger stand. The length and depth of the rockers can be varied to some degree.

This style of rocking horse is particularly suited to refined 'ageing' to give the appearance of an 'antique' Georgian or early Victorian rocking horse.