Making Rocking Horses was the first book devoted to the subject. It was published by David & Charles in 1984 and went on to be reprinted in more than a dozen impressions.

The book contained scale plans and instructions for home woodworkers to make Large or Small fully carved horses, a simple rocking horse with choice of heads, two hobby horses (horse's heads on sticks) and a chapter on restoration.

To complement the book we supplied actual size patterns and packs of ready-prepared timber and accessories - manes and tails, bridles and saddles, stirrups and metal fittings, glass eyes etc etc.

Because nothing quite like it had been done before, the book gave our embryo business The Rocking Horse Shop a tremendous boost. Customers flocked from all over!