30/03/2011 10:54 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Four Modern Rocking Horses

I've always had a bit of a soft spot for those traditional, grand-looking, rocking horses that always seem to be a feature in the homes of the rich. But have you seen the prices of them? Some of the handmade wooden ones are thousands of pounds! Which is probably why you always see them in the homes of the rich....

So, instead of splashing out on a toy you're too scared to let the kids near, why not look at one of the quirky alternative options for rocking horses. They're all under £100 too, so they won't break the bank.

Here are four of my favourites, including an eco-friendly option and one that costs as little as £15.