Antique Rocking Horses &
Rocking Horse Restoration
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History of the Rocking Horse
General Materials and Manufacturing information
Alec Kinane, the founder of Legends Rocking Horses, has been hand-carving
rocking horses and performing restoration work for over 30 years.
Being part of the Kinane family, who are very well known in the horse
racing world, his passion for horses comes as no surprise. This strong
influence together with his interest in Greek and Roman carving and his
astonishing artistic flair are all reflected in the quality, detail and
realism of his carving. His horses are all works of art befitting the
most desirable heirloom.
By performing many restorations of antique horses and studying the various
construction techniques, Alec could see which horses better stood the
test of time whilst still allowing for beautiful carving detail and individuality
of design. By using the very best of these old techniques and combining
this with his own artistic style he has created exceptional rocking horses
admired by old and young alike.
Beverley, his wife, joined the business in 1995 to take over the painting,
staining, varnishing and tacking up of the horses. Again she has learnt
many techniques from restoration work in order to achieve the very best
hand-finished horses in keeping with a traditional style whilst developing
some of her own for a more contemporary look.
Although we have had many opportunities to expand our business we remain
a small, family run concern firmly committed to producing the most beautiful,
hand-made rocking horses at affordable prices direct to the public. We
enjoy meeting our customers and discussing their ideas and requirements
with them. We feel it important that our customers can meet the key craftspeople
behind our creations and see how our horses are made, together with the
variety and quality of our rocking horses.
Rocking horses are our passion which we love to share.