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A little history of the wooden Rocking Horse

A little history of the wooden Rocking Horse

 A little history of the wooden Rocking Horse; by Glenn Mast

The making of horses into children's toys was considered to be a pastime for a quite a long time based on hundreds of years. It is acknowledged that hobby horses existed in Persia and ancient Greece at around 400 BC. Even in the 1300's, as the Age of Chivalry was at its peak, there were wheeled horses to re-enact jousting games for children. By the mid of nineteenth century, many pull-along horses were manufactured in England, Europe and America.


The arrival of the rocking horse as the earliest products was half-moon shaped with boarded sides and log body between the rockers. It had a very naive head. It is assumed that the structure was inspired from baby cradles. The earliest rocking horse that is acknowledged to be still in existence is believed to be a belonging of King Charles I since it dates from C1610. This sort of rocking horse was constructed through many centuries with various heads and bodies that look sophisticated, and were flamboyantly painted and carved.


Author Resource: Glenn Mast is a successful business owner of a couple websites that offer Amish Handcrafted Products. His sites offer products and information about Amish Made Products & decor for your home, lawn or garden. 

 

http://www.amishbuiltlawndecor.com

http://www.amishhandcraftedmetalwindchimes.com

 

 

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