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About Hobby Horses

The hobby horse dates all the way back to medieval times – elaborate versions can still be seen of those originals in seasonal Morris Dances and Mummers Plays all over England. A hobby horse is only a horse’s head, made out of stuffed fabric or wood atop a long straight stick that the child straddles — the bottom of the… Read more →

Rocking Horses

Rocking horses are the kind of toys that work directly on a child’s imagination. Though a rocking horse is not a strictly accurate simulation of a horseback ride, children still use their minds to imagine they are riding like the wind on the back of a magnificent muscled animal, galloping over moors and deserts and beaches on a never-ending adventure.… Read more →