The child in this photo is 36" tall and the Old Gray Mare has a 19-1/2" tall seat height, so take this into consideration as a proportion guide when you are choosing a rocking horse to build for that special child. Wide rockers provide a smooth rocking motion and there's plenty to hold on to with the old fashioned yoke collar the mare wears. She may be sway backed, but she's a loveable old work horse which you can make yourself using these detailed plans. You'll get full size patterns for all curved pieces and there is absolutely no carving involved with this or any of our rocking horses. A materials list, photos during construction and detailed instructions are also provided.