10 Rocking Horses Give New Life to an Old Favorite

Equinely executed of hand-forged iron and ceremoniously hand-painted by Indian artisans, it’s a work of art — not a toy. Just 17″ tall, this accent piece from Pier1 can bring life to any room.

Friendly Toys’ Personalized Rocking Horse

Etsy shop, Friendly Toys offers this eco-friendly rocking toy, personalized however you’d like. Safe for children, this simple horse stands 32″ tall.

Europe’s Favorite Rocking Horse

Made from wood, leather, and wool, this classic horse from the Kensington Rocking Horse Company offers a fun range of extra goodies, from saddles with real stirrups, to bridles, blankets, and ribbons.

Gioco Rocking Horse

From the Babino Collection of Zanini de Zanine, this minimalist rocking horse is suitable for children 18 months – 5 years old. Made from pure methacrylate and available in a variety of solid and translucent colors.

Playsam Rocking Horse

Designed in Sweden, this small horse is safe for children over one year, with a seat height of 12″. Made of European wood, it’s sleek design will please child and parent.

Cheval A Sascule En Rotin

This French rattan antique is both fun and elegant. The comfortable seat and wide rocker make it nearly as comfortable as a normal chair, but it’s unique shape and rarity make it an excellent decor addition.

Decorative Wood And Wire Rocking Horse

This small vintage rocking horse is made of black wire metal and beautiful wood in brown finish. Just 8″ tall, it can adorn the shelves of any room and lend a charming playfulness.

Giddyup Rocking Stool

This rocker, designed by Tim Wigmore, utilizes pre-owned saddles in an attempt to elevate people’s perception of the old and used. Heights vary as do the saddles used, but the sturdy wooden base assures plenty of practical use, though not by young children.

Wooden Rocking Horse

Designed for children over two years, this rocker is half chair, half horse. Made from natural wood and all smooth surfaces, it is a simple and lovely addition to a child’s room.

Rocking Squares

A life-sized rocking horse, re-imagined by designer Frederik Roije. Made of wood and finished with a durable coating. Sizes range from 4′ – 8′ tall. Available in black or white.

Swinger Rocking Horse

Sold by Always Hobbies as a plan from which to build, the finished product swings back and forth in a unique take on the rocking horse. Sturdy, easy and fun to make, and over 30″ tall, this project would be great for an older child.

Vintage Wood Carousel Horse

Taking its cue from a vintage carousel figure, this carved wood horse from Restoration Hardware is tasteful furniture and practical plaything in one.

Published Summer 2013