The Stevenson Brothers are makers of wonderful rocking horses. I just got sidetracked onto their site and discovered, among other treasures, their “Churchill’s Rocking Horse”:
Sir Winston Churchill was in the 4th Hussars in the Abyssinia campaign in 1915. We found an illustration of his black Charger with its tiny white blaze. Made in English oak with a suprise humidor hidden inside with three Churchill cigars and Dunhill cigar cutter.
The special Military saddle and tack is based on that of the 4th Hussars complete with bedroll. The Shabraq is beautifully hand embroidered with the regimental crest and edged in gold. The runners are inlaid with a pair of Churchill crowns given to Marc and Tony by their Uncle James Bosworthick, who taught them to make horses in 1982.