"BELLA MOON" - Another Victorian Style Rocking Horse!

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 05-03-2017 10:30 PM 2721 views 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In between my boot works, I received a commission for this Victorian style rocking horse. My client ordered this for his wife and grandchildren in honour of a horse that his wife had owned some years back. The face gives away it’s name and now the children ride off into the sunset! The Rockies not too far away!
Patterns and supplies I got from the ROCKING HORSE SHOP Ltd. in Fangfoss, YORK, England. Website;


Roman, the Bootman, sometimes horseman!

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#1 posted 05-03-2017 10:51 PM

The horseman did a tremendous amount of fine work on that steed!

Great job; hope the check was nice!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#2 posted 05-03-2017 11:12 PM

Beautifully crafted Roman.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#3 posted 05-04-2017 12:28 AM

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#4 posted 05-04-2017 12:49 AM

That’s a nice rocking horse!
Wish I was a kid again.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#5 posted 05-04-2017 12:51 AM

Well, that takes the rocking horse to a new level. Nice job..

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#6 posted 05-04-2017 01:04 AM

Any horse owner would be proud to have that.
Wonderful Job.
Thanks for sharing this.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#7 posted 05-04-2017 01:37 AM

excellent !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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#8 posted 05-04-2017 02:08 AM

Mighty fine rocking Horse, job well done!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#9 posted 05-04-2017 02:28 AM

That pony is absolutely beautiful. What a remarkable job.

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#10 posted 05-04-2017 03:06 AM

I wondered why you where not posting a new Boot every day, I see says the blind man.. It is a real masterpiece as is the one I saw last fall when I stopped by for a visit.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#11 posted 05-04-2017 07:34 AM

I C&Pd that web address, and, OMG!!! Yet another sub-culture that never, ever, crossed my mind. I am very impressed.

-- Mark

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#12 posted 05-04-2017 01:04 PM

What an outstanding rocking horse and beautifully done. This rocking horse is fit for the daughter or son of a king. Very nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#14 posted 05-04-2017 04:04 PM

beautiful piece

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#15 posted 05-04-2017 04:27 PM


-- Thank God for sawdust... Ron. TX resident...

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