Push along horse, carved wood

Push along horse, carved wood

Push along horse
Carved wood
England
1890-1900
Museum no. MISC.64-1964

This little wooden push along horse is very typical of the type of toy that most children would have played with in the early 19th century. Riding was still the main way of getting about and horses were a familiar sight in town and country alike. A horse like this one would have been available in toy shops and department stores. Children from poorer families played with push along 'horses' made from recycled pieces of wood.