Thrift Store Score: The Rocking Horse

8 Aug

We got this baby for five bucks at a neighbor’s yard sale. Five bucks! We’ve been looking for a rocking horse for ages, and although Isobel’s pretty much outgrown it, we can save it for the next kid and then pass it on. That’s not to say Isobel doesn’t use it. She’s just more likely to put necklaces around its neck and talk to it rather than ride it.

The hair has matted into dreads, which I think is pretty funny. Someone spent a lot of money on this when it was new. It was purchased at a fancy homemade toy store in the foothills.

;Here’s Isobel trying it out.

lIt’s really sturdy and can even handle the weight of a small adult. Don’t ask me how I know that.

10 Responses to “Thrift Store Score: The Rocking Horse”

  1. starzyia August 8, 2011 at 3:14 am #

    wonderful! and I love that you’ve had a test ride, and I love that your daughter puts jewelry around its neck… its having the full life it deserves now!

    • LittleBig August 12, 2011 at 12:21 pm #

      I really hope our next kid enjoys it, too.

  2. Windsor Grace August 8, 2011 at 5:54 am #

    My question is, where did you get the small adult?

    • LittleBig August 12, 2011 at 12:22 pm #

      Ha! Those are hard to find at garage sales.

  3. Sarah August 8, 2011 at 7:16 am #

    Awesome! I love the dreadlocked pony! 🙂

    • LittleBig August 12, 2011 at 12:22 pm #

      The dreadlocks add that special something.

  4. Laura Copeland (@lauracope) August 8, 2011 at 11:58 am #

    FIVE DOLLARS? moms in the Bay Area would pay $5,000 for that. shine it up, i say, and sell it on Etsy for Isobel’s college fund. 😛

    • LittleBig August 12, 2011 at 12:23 pm #

      I have a hard time believing anyone would pay that much for a toy, but I know that area is a whole different culture. Maybe I’ll sell it after the next kid…

  5. lilpyrogirl August 9, 2011 at 8:37 am #

    This is the Bob Marley of rocking horses. I mean, the dreads really make the horse. Also, there’s some joke in there about it being your ‘high horse’ but I’m too tired today to reach for it…

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