Stuffed Animals Details…
** Stuffed Horse with Wooden Rocker
** Rocking Horse
** Makes “Galloping” Sounds
** Dark Brown with Black Mane and Tail, Tan Bridle and Saddle
** Made by Melissa and Doug
** 36 inches Long, 26 inches High
If we were to drum up an idea for a dream career, it would be to be heavy metal musicians and crafters of toy horses for children. We can see the puzzled looks in your faces. Let’s break it down for you, hm? As musicians of the highest caliber, churning out blistering chords of the most brutal and epic quality, as well as putting together flawless toy equines for kids all over, you might say that both our music and our horses rock. Wait, what? A rocking horse? Why yes! And we’re not talking about Black Beauty playing a Black Sabbath cover here either. We’re talking about an actual rocking horse. Back in about the 17th century is supposedly when the first rocking horses were made. Some were crude, some were fit fir a king, or rather, his kids’ royal rumps.
Today, rocking horses come in two basic yet rather different forms. You’ve got the rigid horse body attached to rockers like those on a standard rocking chair like Grandma used to have. Then you’ve got the horses attached to a immobile frame by springs or some other contraption. Only the horse moves in that case. Also, long gone are the days when kids had to make their own neighing, spitting and whinnying noises when riding their favorite steed. In fact, we remember when we were a kid, how we had this iconic beast on springs, Clip Clop the Wonder Horse. He had a switch on his belly that when you turned it on, he made neighing and clip clopping sounds that increased the faster you rocked. Melissa and Doug have gone for something similar, but far more timeless. Clip Clop was rather garish by some standards, and the horse himself was made from plastic. Conversely, M&D’s rocking equine is made of plush and real wood. Granted, he’s probably meant for a much smaller rump than ours was, but that’s neither here nor there. The point is that we think their horse is the superior product. At 33 inches tall and 26 inches high, he’s just right for pint-sized pals like your kid brother. Or like you used to be.