Sallys Rocking Horses Ltd

Contemporary Rocking Horses


Jimmy is very unusual in his design, a rocking horse show jumper. Jimmy is a contemporary rocking horse, of laminate construction and very cleverly arranged on a bow as a horse jumping a fence. This rocking horse is so well made, we would be surprised if it was not a factory production, although it is the first time we have come across this design.
Jimmy has a detachable leather bridle and reins, the saddle is of a detachable design with incorporated adjustable stirrups, though the girth band is then secured on the rocking horse.
Jimmy has a natural horse hair mane and tail in a deep chestnut colour, slight hair loss at the top of the mane.
The varnished finish is in excellent condition and used the laminate construction to produce and attractive wood pattern.
Height 41"
Body Length 23"
Length Overall 66"
Laminate construction is a technique in making rocking horses whereby pre-cut shapes in plywood are assembled together and glued to make the body of the rocking horse. The assembled body is then sanded off ready for varnishing/painting. It is a technique that can reduce labour costs as the pre-cut sections can be cut on computer controlled machines. Plywood itself does not carve well, and so the technique leads to relatively chunky looking rocking horses. However most manufacturers who have used this technique have very cleverly used design to make up for this limitation, producing attractive rocking horses. Leading examples include Relko and Ian Armstrong.

To purchase or find out more about this horse, please contact Sally, either by email or phone on the links on the footer, or better still, visit our showroom in the scenic Shropshire Hills, we would be delighted to see you.

Sallys Rocking Horses Ltd. Registered with Companies House No 5351212
Registered Address 1 Shepherds Yard, Chirbury, Shropshire SY15 6BH
Tel (01938) 561363
VAT Reg No 863 0276 29

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