Rocking Horse
Highland Museum of Childhood

This beautiful Victorian rocking horse would once have belonged to a lucky child. Children from wealthier homes had childhoods that more closely resembled those of children today. They had access to a wider range of toys and also had leisure time, whilst those from the lower classes were expected to do chores or even work.   

This rocking horse rocks back and fore on a hinged safety stand. Before 1880, rocking horses were built on traditional rocking rails and were much more likely to tip over!       

It is made from wood and has leather saddle and bridle, and real horsehair in its mane and tail.      

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Date: 1890
Materials : Wood, Metal
Size : 120cm x 100cm x 45cm

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