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Rocking Horse Classes

the rocking horse stud

Classes 2014 - 2015

There have been major changes to the structure of classes since the move to PORTLAND, they are less formal and less structured.

One of the problems the student reported about the 3 day classes was they felt rushed and would have liked to have more time for sanding. The solution is flexibility if you need more time fine stay another day or two, the cost to stay is only $35 AT A LOCAL HOTEL a day, and I am making horses all the time, and am happy to assist you in making your special horse.

Dates, as mentioned earlier are a lot more flexible now, so you can choose when you want to come and we can work out a time to suit us both,  whether  its for 3 days or more does not have to include a weekend, ideally during the warmer months as its rather chilly here in winter!!

Class size is still max of 4 students but as I am making horses all the time I am happy to have one student staying and getting one to one instruction.

Some HSC  students can make the horse over several weeks just visiting for instruction and guidance, I have had other students that spend one day here then take the horse home to sand and then return a week or so later to complete their horse .

So the cost is still $2000 but you can work out the best time and if you wish to stay for longer youself . Partners are welcome to watch or assist.

Have made many great friend through doing the course, many happy grandparents, and younger student amazed by their great work . Hope to see you soon.

Chris K Woolcock  
Rocking Horse Maker and Teacher


Chris conducts rocking horse making classes October till May . The course consists of 6, 3- hour sessions: 9am-12pm & 1-4pm (approx).

rocking horse class of April 2006

Dates Are Very Flexible

Just let me know we can work out a time If you wish to be waitlisted for 2014 ,2015 please visit our Contact Us page and tick the appropriate box. A kit can be sent to give you the formation you need.

Partners Welcome

The course can be combined with a local break or getaway for you & your partner. The local surroundings are relaxed & farm like. Historic Lithgow nearby boasts many historic buildings and many quaint cafes & antique shops for those who love to potter.

Making a Rocking Horse

Making a Rocking Horse - Step 1
Maria with Grinder and Rotary Rasp

Making a Rocking Horse - Step 2
Maria with Sander Polisher

rocking horse student in action
Maria Hand Sanding

Making a Rocking Horse - Step 3
Maria Dappling

Making a Rocking Horse - Step 4
Maria Fitting Out her Rocking Horse

Maria Graduating
Maria Graduating


rocking horse making
Geoff Staining his Horse

Satisfaction Guaranteed

You will go home with a completed, fully customised, ready to ride rocking horse. The horse will fit off it’s stand in a family sedan.
You will have the priceless satisfaction of having created your own truly unique rocking horse to be treasured and valued for generations as a family heirloom.
You will also have gained the confidence and skill to make additional horses if you so desire.

Rocking Horse Making


Payment by Money Order, MasterCard /Visa.
50% deposit required to book.
Balance due prior to class start.
Cancellation fee of 20% of total booked value applies.

morning tea at rocking horse lodge
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