Hobbyhorse (Accepted)

Stick hobbyhorse (Accepted)

A hobbyhorse is a figure made of wicker or light wood, meant to resemble a horse.  Two types were known in period:  a large horse-costume used in medieval festivals in England, and a “stick hobbyhorse” used as a child’s toy (as illustrated in “Young folk at play” by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, c.1560).  The latter has been accepted as an heraldic charge in the Society.

The stick hobbyhorse is always so blazoned; it is palewise by Society default.  The hobbyhorse’s “proper” tincture is brown, the color of wood.  See also staff.

Eduard das Kind bears:  Argent, a pair of wooden stick hobbyhorses in saltire proper.

Juliana de Ravenshagh bears:  Per chevron inverted vert and argent, an angel argent and two stick hobbyhorses in saltire sable.

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