Rocking Horse Design Help

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  • #4555

    Bill Leonhardt
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    I have a good friend, about my age, who grew up in Taiwan. He remembers having a rocking horse as a child. This horse walked forward when it was rocked.

    We want to try to recreate this horse for his granddaughter. Here is a 70 year old picture.

    I tried Google and Ebay, and I saw some interesting horse designs (which I may try in the future), but not anything that looks like the one in the picture.

    Has anyone come across a “walking” rocking horse. Any suggestions as to where to look are appreciated.

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  • #4558
    Michael Luciano
    Michael Luciano
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    I have seen rocking horses with wheels on the frame. Never saw a walking horse design. You might try The Rocking Horse Shop or Stevenson Brothers in the UK. Both have websites. I have done business with both and they are well regarded.

  • #4559
    Michael Luciano
    Michael Luciano
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    This is very old tired walking rocking horse. Found on internet no web site or info. Try everythnk rocks. This not a misspelling “everythnk” no i.

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  • #4561
    Michael Luciano
    Michael Luciano
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    Bill, another photo of a walking rocking horse. Again no info or plans.

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  • #4564

    Bill Leonhardt
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    Mike,

    Thanks for your input. I have seen that design. Not exactly what we’re looking for, but I am now interested in making one of those. Here are two pictures I previously found.

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  • #4567

    Charlie James
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    Never saw a walking rocking horse. I did a little searching and saw this video. Mike posted a still from it. It’s gotta scratch wood floors up pretty well I think.The physics don’t change, just the design. Your friends design works, looks a little simpler than the few I’ve seen. Using a peg instead of rounded feet, that’s gotta be really tough on floors! Either way it’s a good idea and I’m sure you’ve already come up with a design…

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