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Meet Bigger Bertie - The UK's Biggest Rocking Horse

24/08/2012 12:05 | Updated 22 May 2015
Meet Bigger Bertie - the UK's biggest rocking horseCaters

Master craftsmen Tony Dew has been working hard to help adults remember just how it feels to ride on their childhood rocking horse.

He's created a 15 foot high rocking horse, called 'Bigger Bertie' - which is modelled on a real stallion called Bertie who lives behind his workshop.

Bigger Bertie, who is the size of a two-storey house and weights two tonnes, took more than a year to make and villagers in Fangfoss, East Yorks have been queuing up for a chance to sit on the enormous toy.

"It's certainly the biggest rocking horse of its type in the world," says Tony. "It's made to rock, so it rocks backwards and forwards.

"As an adult, it makes you understand exactly what a tiny child feels like when they're riding an ordinary rocking horse. You feel very vulnerable, it's a long way off the ground and there's not a lot to hold onto - you feel like you need a bigger adult to hold onto you."

Did you have a rocking horse as a child? And would you like the chance to ride on Bigger Bertie?

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