Swan Manufacturing


Extra carved rocking horse

Circa 1914







We are extremely privileged to have this gorgeous individual at the Rocking Horse Studio as an example of the restoration work of Jackie Darnborough. Horses restored by Jackie are hard to come by as are rocking horses by this maker. We only know of one other in Australia and they are quite rare all over the world.

Penelope ("female swan") has beautifu extra carving, and retains her original daisy studs and swing iron caps, unique to Swan horses. She has been restored to Jackie's exacting standards, replicating her original dappling style, again unique to Swan.

Many thanks to Jackie for letting this truly special, lovely lady leave England.

We hope that Penelope continues to give much pleasure in her new home in Maffra, Vic.