In all civilizations and cultures
the spotted horses are usually depicted as the
mount of a person of stature, indicating that the
spotted horses were much admired and prized by
persons of rank and wealth.
This gave us the inspiration for making the
topmodel 'Remus': an exclusive rocking horse for
collectors. This horse is made from limewood,
which proved itself during generations.
Our rocking horsesare created for people who want
We are designers of unique, exclusive
wooden horses, made for decoration purposes,
which you will not find elsewhere and
do not stick to the conventional markings,
painting patterns and design, but try to make out
of each rocking horse a 'one of a kind' piece of
art: an individual with a personality.
For our horses we use an ancient
oil-technique. By glazing, a time-consuming and
difficult painting technique, the horse becomes
very lifelike. After 8 or sometimes even 15
layers of paint the horse is sealed with thinned
shellac. It is this coat which yellows with age
and gives old rocking horses their own
characteristic. This means that each horse is an
individual artistic work. For this reason they
are signed. You will also find also a plate with
number and year on them
A little bit of history of the spotted horses:
The gift of the spotted horses was also special
during the middle ages and their favor with the
ruling class of Europe increased dramatically
When Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor, divided
the House of Hapsburg he gave Spain to his
son Philip II and Austria to his other son
Ferdinand. The brothers from time to time
exchanged lavish gifts.
In 1560 a gift of horses from Philip II of Spain
to his brother, Ferdinand of Austria introduced
spotted horses into Austria.
The gift was a group of Andalusian stallions and
mares that eventually came to reside at the head
of the Adriatic Sea at Equile Lipizzano. They
came to be known as Lipizzans and were raised
mainly to furnish mounts for the royal family of
Austria. Art depicts a number of horses at this
stud as spotted. The training school at Vienna
(training the horses originating in Spain -
therefore called 'Spanish Riding School')
displays pictures showing many of the horses as
It is interesting to note that to
this day there are wild herds in Eastern Russia
that have Leopard Complex patterned individuals.
The Spanish Jennet Horse Society will be looking
to the Leopard Complex horses existing today to
help reestablish that pattern in the modern
Spanish Jennet Atigrado Horses. For more
information about the Spanish Jennet horse.
for more information
For the right atmosphere we made a beautiful
brown leather Spanish Saddle, leather bridle with
a massive brass bit, martingale and crupper which
is completely detachable.
This time we made the brass bit a little
different: we removed the mouth piece. This way
it wasn't necessary to make a hole in the mouth.
This allows the future owner to change the
harness or to display the horse without any tack.
The new owner certainly get something different
Height on bow approx. 1.05m.
(Without bow approx. 90 cm)