Carve a Decorative Rocking Horse course



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.

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 charge). Accessories and tack to finish the horse are also not included.


3 days

Cancellation policy

Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts



The Rocking Horse Shop

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Anthony Dew started designing and making wooden rocking horses back in 1976, and even now, almost 5 decades on, under the leadership of Becca and James The Rocking Horse Shop is a family owned business. We are based in a small village called Fangfoss, overlooked by the Yorkshire Wolds. We have our workshops, specialising in woodwork, leatherwork, metalwork and painting. We have 3 main strands to our work - Hand carved horses, Restorations and Make your Own. Visitors are welcome to visit our showroom. We are open 10.00am till 4.00pm Monday to Friday inclusive (closed Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays).

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Hearing impaired
  • Parking provided
  • Father's Day
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Public transport
  • UK Holiday
  • Christmas
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The Rocking Horse Shop, Rocking Horse Yard, Fangfoss, York, Yorkshire, YO41 5JH