This was the very first horse I designed and made, in 1976.

A knock-kneed, funny-looking brute of a thing it seems to me  now as I look at the photograph.

But it worked, it rocked...

I was twenty-eight, newly married and brimming ideas for things to make, but knew nothing about turning those ideas into a living.

Many people rode and enjoyed that horse. One lady exclaimed, ‘Oh how beautiful! Why doesn’t anyone make rocking horses anymore.’

I said, 'I do', and set off on a course that would dominate my life for forty years.

Sequoia head & body, on larch legs & rockers.

Approx 7ft. 6ins. (2.3m) long.