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20 Most Unique Wooden Rocking Horses (These are Adorable)

A wooden rocking horse is a staple of childhood, and has stood the test of time when it comes to favorite toys. Perfect for fuelling the imagination, developing balance, and improving coordination, wooden rocking horse are here to stay. Whether you are looking for traditional or modern, colorful or plain, you’ll find it here.

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Hessie Antique Wooden Outdoor Rocking Horse

Hessie Antique Wooden Outdoor Rocking Horse

This classic antique-style wooden rocking horse from Hessie makes an ideal nursery or playroom toy for children aged 3 years and over. Painted in a simple gray and white design, it features a wide seat and carefully sanded edges, meaning it’s super safe for little hands. Conforms to EN-71 CE European Toys Safety Directive.

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Labebe Child Rocking Horse

Labebe Child Rocking Horse

Make this rocking horse truly unique by customizing it, either by yourself or by having your kids do it themselves. Painted in plain white, with no detailing, this adorable wooden ride on toy is suitable for little ones aged from 1 – 3, and comes with hand and foot rails for added stability.

$78.99


Plan Toy Palomino

Plan Toy Palomino

This recycled rubberwood horse is a perfect mix of contemporary and old-fashioned styling. The beautifully curved build and primary colors complement the natural finish, and would grace any playroom. Its non-tip, low, wide design makes it suitable for toddlers, and comes with wooden hand and foot pegs to keep them safely in the saddle.

$95.00


Janod Punchy Rocking Horse Ride On

Janod Punchy Rocking Horse Ride On

Little ones as young as 12 months will adore this wooden rocking horse, for its bright colors and cheerful whimsical design, while parents will love the fact that the rubber bumpers at each end will protect their floor from over-zealous riding! Made in France, Punchy conforms to both US and European safety requirements.

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HollyHOME Wooden Rocking Horse

HollyHOME Wooden Rocking Horse

How gorgeous is this rocking horse? Perfect for a little girl’s room, this ride on toy is painted in pastel shades of yellow, blue, and red, and comes with a back rest for added safety. With the seat decorated in pretty flowers, it is suitable for kids aged 1-3, and requires some adult assembly.

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Grow-With-Me Wooden Rocking Horse

Grow-With-Me Wooden Rocking Horse

Parents can breathe easy, knowing their little ones are safe when riding this attractive eco-friendly rubberwood horse. It comes with a removable safety surround, meaning even the youngest of riders won’t fall off, and rubber stoppers to prevent the horse tipping over (or marking the floors). Plain and simple, it’s an elegant addition to any nursery.

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Janod Caramel Rocking Horse

Janod Caramel Rocking Horse

Keeping young riders safely in the saddle, the Janod Caramel Rocking Horse features a removable safety guard, and rubber stoppers underneath to stop the horse tipping over. Perfect for developing balance and coordination, this little fella meets both European and US safety requirements, giving you total peace of mind.

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Teamson Kids Safari Wooden Rocking Horse

Teamson Kids Safari Wooden Rocking Horse

For the ultimate in comfort and safety, this wooden rocking horse is both beautiful to look at and secure to ride. With a blue bassinet, railing, and white seatbelt, this horse will grow along with your child as the safety features can be removed as they become more confident. Hand painted and hand carved.

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Carousel Style Hand Painted Wooden Rocking Horse

Carousel Style Hand Painted Wooden Rocking Horse

Give your kids all the fun of the fair without the crowds, by installing this beautiful carousel rocking horse in the playroom or nursery. Complete with golden-colored twisted pole, and carousel styling, this elegant horse is suitable for children aged 4+, and comes with easy step by step assembly instructions.

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Classic Baltic Rocking Horse

Classic Baltic Rocking Horse

This gorgeously classic wooden rocking horse will bring back memories of happy childhoods and imaginative adventures, because every childhood contained one. Made from natural wood, this elegant equine comes with a high back rest, simple black and red styling, and is suitable for little riders aged from 3 years and over.

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Hape Rock and Ride Kid's Wooden Rocking Horse

Hape Rock and Ride Kid's Wooden Rocking Horse

If you prefer the minimalist look to the home, then this lovely Rock and Ride horse from Hape will delight. Made from natural wood with a water paint finish, this rocking horse’s ‘mane’ attraction is its beautiful build, which the minimal detail doesn’t detract from. Suitable for tiny riders from the age of 10 months.

$66.89


Handmade Wooden Ride On Rocking Horse

Handmade Wooden Ride On Rocking Horse

The unique coloring in this handmade wooden ride on toy sets it apart from the rest. Suitable for kids aged 2 plus, each horse is handcrafted with New Zealand pine tree hardwood, and is finished in a gorgeous sky blue natural biological paint, making it safe and non-toxic for both your child and the environment.

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EverEarth Bamboo Rocking Horse

EverEarth Bamboo Rocking Horse

If you’re looking for ways to buy your child toys and maintain the environment, then EverEarth is the way to go. For every toy sold, EverEarth will plant a tree in their own FSC Certified forest. Made from high quality beech, this simplistic rocking horse is classic and beautiful, and perfect for little imaginations.

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Wooden Galloping Rocking Horse

Wooden Galloping Rocking Horse

This absolutely beautiful wooden rocking horse is handmade by Amish families, and if you’re looking for a ride on toy that’s a little different, you’ve found it. Styled with a woollen mane and padded saddle, this horse’s legs actually move while rocking, giving an authentic galloping sound to fuel children’s imaginations and delight parents.

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BooKid Durable and Colorful Wooden Rocking Horse

BooKid Durable and Colorful Wooden Rocking Horse

Children as young as 12 months will enjoy riding on this adorable horse, thanks to its wide seat, seat back, and low proximity to the floor. Made from wood, this happy chappy features hand rails and foot rests, perfect for little ones to keep them rocking, if not rolling. Made from high quality non-toxic wood.

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KidKraft Derby Rocking Horse

KidKraft Derby Rocking Horse

If your children’s fantasies include charging around on a white steed, then this white wooden horse is for you. The solid wood construction means this ride on toy will last and last, perfect for handing down to the next generations, while the woollen mane and anti-tip rockers make it as beautiful as it is safe.

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Princess & Frog Thematic Wooden Rocking Horse

Princess & Frog Thematic Wooden Rocking Horse

This beautiful wooden rocking horse is every little girl’s dream. In a Princess and Frog theme, this adorable mount is painted in pink and white, with stunning hand painted designs and a soft, pink, woolly mane. Ideally suited for ages 3+, this sturdy horse can carry weights of up to 100lbs. Whimsical and classic.

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AmishMade Wooden Rocking Horse

AmishMade Wooden Rocking Horse

Handmade in Amish Country Ohio, this rocking horse is hand carved from oak and comes fully assembled for out of the box play. With a 100% Virgin Polyester mane, everything about this dark wood horse says quality, so if you’re looking for a future heirloom for generations to come, this is the one.

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Storkcraft Wooden Rocking Horse

Storkcraft Wooden Rocking Horse

Most wooden rocking horses are light wood, or painted in bright colors, but if you prefer something different, then take a look at this one. This sustainable rubberwood ride on toy is painted in a non-toxic black finish which gives it a certain vintage charm, and is tested to meet all federal safety standards.

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For The Love of Pine Handmade Wooden Horse

For The Love of Pine Handmade Wooden Horse

Customize your own wooden rocking horse by choosing one of these gorgeous handmade (using light machinery) models. Ideally suited for children aged from 3 – 6, these ride on toys come unstained, making them perfect for painting or decorating in any color or theme to suit your child and home.

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4 Diy Wooden Horses

Build a Wooden Horse Tutorial

Build a Wooden Horse Tutorial

If you’re at ease following plans, and you’ve always loved the idea of building a wooden rocking horse for your children or grandchildren, this is the Instructable for you. With step by step instructions, you can plan and build your very own ride on toy which will last for years.

How to Build a Child's Wooden Rocking Horse

How to Build a Child's Wooden Rocking Horse

Rocking horses come in all shapes and sizes, and this post from HGTV gives you guidance on how to make one of your own. With no plans included, you can freehand your horse onto the plywood, making this a truly unique, one-off toy for your child’s bedroom. Contains lists of materials and tools needed.

How to Build a Wooden Rocking Horse

How to Build a Wooden Rocking Horse

If you prefer visuals when it comes to DIY, here is a video tutorial on how to build your own wooden rocking horse, so you can see how it’s done rather than just reading it. There is also a link to the plans needed, so you have everything you need to get started straightaway.

Free Rocking Horse Plans

Free Rocking Horse Plans

This step by step guide includes plans for making two different sized rocking horses – one with a seat height of 20”, and one slightly smaller at 14”, making it the perfect tutorial whatever your child’s age. With a list of tools and materials required, and a comprehensive building guide, there’s no way you cant-er succeed.
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