A part of North American tradition, running horses have been featured in western movies, fairy tales, constellations, and fancy drinks with umbrellas. We pay homage to the running horse with a cool automaton that beckons you to turn the handle and run like the wind!
You can colour it with magic markers, or even paint it up to resemble a zebra or unicorn. Easy to assemble in an hour or two, this kit uses a single linkage to make the movement. There is even a horse head shaped window to see how the crankshaft works.
As are all of our automata, this is easy to make and fun to play with. A great gift for horse owners and those who want to be a horse owner at a fraction of the cost. (This kit has been pre-fed and could run for years!)
Age Rating: 8+ While this kit can be made by youngsters starting around 8 years old (and younger), we like that it is both interesting and compelling for kids of all ages – right up to those in their 90’s! We’re all children at heart! A great kit for parents and kids to make together! Good for beginner model makers.