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Rocking horses fit for a queen or royal baby

Reuters Bethersden, Ashford, England, United Kingdom Mar 07, 2019, 10.50 AM (IST)

In a workshop in southeast England, a restorer carefully removes the saddle of an old rocking horse, preparing it for repair. Upstairs, hammer in hand, a finisher drives nails into a saddle blanket on a newly carved, stained and polished wooden model on Friday. The rocking horses are among dozens being worked on or on display at Stevenson Brothers, a British business dedicated to the handcraft of the traditional toy it has sold to royal households in Europe and the Middle East.