Rock away on a delightful horse!

The Grand National is little more than one week away, with the runners and riders preparing for what is arguably the most famous race in the horse racing calendar at Aintree on April 9th.

The build-up to the National is one that is hard to ignore. Even if you don’t follow horse racing, the history and hype surrounding the Aintree spectacular manages to capture the imagination of the nation. Will you be having a small flutter this year?

Thinking about the national naturally got us thinking about horses and, whilst few of us every managed to own a horse for real, many of us enjoyed the fun or a rocking horse as a child.

Today, children are no different and rocking horses are still the focal point of many children’s bedrooms or nurseries.

Of course, rocking horses today come in all shapes and sizes, with a horse to suit all budgets and styles. Whether you want a low-cost, durable rocker that can take plenty of to-and-fro both indoors and out, or a beautifully crafted horse that will be the focal point of any child’s room, you’re bound to find something that will fit the bill perfectly.

For example, Mamas and Papas have created an adorable rocking horse with the Zeddy and Parsnip rocker.

Suitable for children aged from 9 months, this soft, luxurious velour rocking horse features wooden hand grips to make sure that they don’t fall off. With a high quality feel throughout, this will really feel special for any youngster.

It could also help them get to sleep later in the afternoon, as it plays “Rock-a-bye baby” whenever you press the horses right ear.

If however, with the spring on the way and the summer holidays just around the corner, you prefer something that can take the strain of being used outdoors, this Little Tikes Rocking Horse could fit the bill perfectly.

The Little Tikes rocking horse has been a hugely popular children’s toy for many years, made from sturdy and hard-wearing moulded plastic to make it lightweight and durable.

Toddlers love to rock away on this fun toy and it’s a great way for them to enjoy some gentle exercise.

Finally, we’ve found a rocking horse that looks so fantastic that it could possible jump Becher’s Brook itself!

Let your child enjoy the timeless delights of a traditional rocking horse with the elegant Chester from Mamas & Papas.

Chester is a proudly shaped horse on a traditional ornate bow rocker, with an exquisitely carved wooden nose. Featuring a comfortable, softly padded saddle with adjustable stirrups, your child will enjoy plenty of support while they ride. Chester also comes with reins and a burgundy and cream rosette.

31st March 2011
Written by Very_Lauren