The appearance of each American bow rocking horse is unique to Dick Gerling, with a more lively look than the traditional English style horse.  Each wooden rocking horse is signed and dated for authenticity.

    Each heirloom quality rocking horse is formed in the traditional manner by fastening blocks of wood together by gluing and clamping. They are then carved and finished. Each is a unique shape and you can request them in mahogany, cherry, black walnut, or maple. Please feel free to use the photos on the website to get an idea of the variety of horses but we do not duplicate horses since wood, hair and leather are so variable. Please do not ask for an identical horse.

Each rocking horse is handmade by Richard Gerling and grandson Robert King, so availability is very limited. Approximately 8-10 weeks are needed to finish a wooden rocking horse. However near the holidays you may need to order even further ahead to avoid disappointment, since horses are carved in the order that the deposit  is received. Contact Rob King 508-226-6296 or for more info. 

Different woods may be chosen for your rocking horse; including cherry, mahogany, black walnut, maple. The wood can be finished naturally with with my special formula "rub", for a lighter more modern appearance, or may be stained and then finished. Using mahogany with a reddish mahogany stain produces a lovely roan horse. Natural cherry or maple would be pale like a palomino. Black walnut is naturally a rich deep blackish brown, without stain. Mahogany is a red brown that gets deeper and richer in color the older it gets.

Saddles can be solid wood, or hand made from leather. Leather colors can be specified and most colors are readily available. The generously flowing manes and tails are genuine horsehair. Specific colors for the hair are subject to availability, however black, brown, blonde and white are typically available. Imported English brass or nickel stirrups are used in conjunction with a variety of decorative tack. Again, each rocking horse is unique; we can customize but not make exact copies due to variability of natural materials and carving style

APPROXIMATE DIMENSIONS: Overall length of bows 5 feet. Bows 16" apart. Horse is about 40" in length, hoof to hoof. Floor to ear height is 31". Floor to back height about 20"

Presently the standard rocking horses start at $1600 plus shipping.  The Special Collector's Edition rocking horses, with multiple rare woods and silver plated decoration, start at $2000 plus shipping. Please go to the store and select the specific style horse for up-to-date pricing. Payment in full is expected prior to materials being purchased, cancellations within 24 hours will not be charged. Cancellations after 24 hours will incur material and labor charges of $400 minimum for standard horses and $600 for special horses.

Horses are carved in the order that the deposits are received. I will post estimated lead times on the website for reference, but if a horse is needed for a specific date, please call to verify.

Shipping: Shipping is has been about $400-500 shipped by truck in custom made crate to the 48 contiguous states. If you order through our store, we will charge $450, as this has been the average. We will correct the cost prior to shipment if needed .  We ship at cost, no extra. Please give us your zip or postal code so we can check. Canadian shipping can be arranged, costs depend on location . Since it is a child's toy, there has been no duty on Canadian shipments.

We are  able to ship overseas. Prices will be determined with shipping company at time of actual shipping. The rocking horses will be shipped by air and delivered to a major airport.  You are then responsible for any duties/customs if applicable and to arrange for transport to your home

*PLEASE no dealer or wholesaler inquiries, these are limited quantity, one of a kind horses for people's homes.


Gerling Rocking Horses Inc.
Attleboro, MA 02703
Contact Rob King



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