Free Rocking Horse Plans

A small selection of free rocking horse plans that even a beginner will find it easy to master the art of making a splendid rocking horse.

A rocking horse is not a substitute for a real horse, but for a little boy or girl, it has to be the best present ever.

One of the best things about a project like this is that you can make it with a few basic tools using project timber, sometimes known as white wood, unlike many other woodworking projects which require expensive machinery.

Free Rocking Horse Plans

Not one, but TWO free plans for a rocking horse called Andy with a seat height of 500mm (20 inches) and Andy Junior with a seat height of 350mm (14 inches.) 


Pinto Rocking Horse.

Another simple design, easy to make, complete with photos and construction notes.

Seat height of 400mm or almost 16 inches.


Free rocking horse plans - Oscar and his smaller sister Rosie.

Instant free download, complete with photos and step by step instructions. This design features a mane and tail made from wool.

Plans for sale

More rocking horse plans for sale from Jim Barry's Woodworkers Workshop.

You don't have to be a skilled woodworker to make a rocking horse. It is the kind of project which invariably succeeds, given an enthusiastic and persistent approach.

The simple designs will appeal to woodworkers of all skill levels. Even experienced woodworkers will find plenty of opportunity for exercising their skills.

Many rocking horses are made by people with very little experience, so even if you doubt that you can do it, I encourage you to give it a go. There will always be somebody out there to help if you need it.

Most people make rocking horses because it's something they really enjoy doing for their family or friends. What if there was a way to earn an income by sharing your passion?

More Free Plans

Rocking Horse Ornament

Free plans to build a rocking horse ornament - a small scale version, easily made with a scroll saw.

From Shopsmith - A Classic Design That Will Bring A Big Smile To The Face of A Special Child.

Audrey's rocking horse from Binky's Workshop.

Photo Gallery a place to showcase your rocking horse project.

Toy Safety includes a link to child safe paints.

Share Your Rocking Horse Project

Have you built a rocking horse, and you are proud of it?

This is the place to share your story with photos.

Tell us who you made it for, one of your children or grandchildren, or even just for fun.

Maybe you plan on making a few for sale at the markets. Let us know how it went.

What Other Visitors Have Said

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Jasmine 
Made for my grandaughter. Started making it the day she was born. Ready for her second birthday

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