Carve a laminated half size rocking horse course

Mini-Rocky laminated half-size Rocking Horse


Carve a half size laminated rocking horse with instruction from a member of The Rocking Horse Shop team.

Make this appealing Half-Size Traditional Style Rocking Horse carved in Plywood.
Finished size approx. 36” long x 21” high x 8” wide (900 x 540 x 195mm)

These courses are aimed at those wishing to make a laminated mini Rocking Horse. We will show you how, using traditional hand tools and the latest electric carving tools which are ideal for this beautiful laminated horse. Previous carving experience in not necessary and all skill levels are accommodated, and each student will be taught all the techniques to successfully carve the Mini Rocky. Sanding, varnishing, fitting stand or bow rocker & tacking up is not included in this course but can be easily finished at home.

The Mini Rocky carving courses courses run 10am till 4pm on all 3 days, with a maximum of 6 students on each course. These Mini Rocky courses take place in our purpose built carving studio.

Accommodation is not included, but we can recommend several local B & Bs, pubs or hotels, and will send you a list on request.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Three days individual tuition with with a member of the team here at the Rocking Horse Shop
Use of workshop equipment and all carving tools.
Lunch, usually cold meats and salads, as well as refreshments.
Mini Rocky timber pack on bow rockers including the bows which you will assemble later (you may carve the Mini Rocky on a safety stand for an additional £15). Accessories and tack to finish the horse are also not included.


James Honey at The Rocking Horse Shop

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The Rocking Horse Shop
Rocking Horse Yard
Fangfoss, York
YO41 5JH

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Father's Day
  • Hearing impaired
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • UK Holiday
  • Wheelchair users


3 days (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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Den - - #15695

I just wanted to say a great big thank you to all of you for the kindness and patience shown whilst on the course last week.
The actual course far surpassed anything that I was expecting and I really enjoyed the whole experience from the moment I arrived until the moment I left for home, I think I had a tear in my eye (but I think that was because they were full of sawdust from the sanding) but joking aside everything was just so perfect, the tuition, food, company and accommodation and I have done nothing but think and talk about it since I came home, so yet again many thanks and I will most certainly be in touch in the near future.

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