Swedish wooden horses were made as children's toys for hundreds of years. After being played with and broken, they often ended up as firewood to keep the house warm. Therefore, antique horses are quite rare.
Most of the surviving horses are from the 1920s to the 1950s. Many of them can be viewed at the Wooden Horse Museum Sweden.
Today, antique horses are sought after in Sweden and around the world.
Although most of the old horses are neither signed nor dated, some of them can be recognized through the special styles and characters belonging to certain carvers and painters. But many of them remain unidentified.