Here’s a rocking horse I built for my son.
I used plans from a book called The Family Handyman: Toys, Games, and Furniture (ISBN: 0895777908), published September 1, 1995. It looks like it might be out of print now, but Amazon shows a bunch listed used and new for as little as about $5. Great deal, considering the plans sell separately for nearly $14!
It’s cherry & hard maple. The eyes are walnut. Let me know what you think!