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The humble rocking horse: a timeless toy

Rocking horses are a timeless toy and have been around for many years. For good reason, rocking horses have been inspiring children for generations and will probably do so for years to come.

These graceful toys help small children develop their balance and coordination as well as work on that wonderful characteristic known as sharing. Who would want to share something as lovely as this, unless it seated two people? Remeber that famous old song: Do you think you could leave me standing when there's room on my rocking horse for two?

Riding a rocking horse also develops the muscles in their legs and upper bodies with the push - pull motions of the horse on its rockers. Children can spend hours on their Victorian toys pushing backwards and forwards in a rythmnic motion - as if they had all the time in the world.

Styles of rocking horses

There are lots of styles of rocking horses to choose from, and lots of makes too from antique rocking horses such as Lines and FH Ayres, all the way through to custom made horses and mass produced ones which can be bought on ebay and Amazon.

But if you decide to go for a rocking horse as a toy for your child, it would behoove you to purchase one from a company that had been building rocking horses forever. This would keep the traditions going and ensure that this classic children's toy is still around many years from now.