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an old school carosuel.....seriously wouldnt you go round to find the prettiest horse to ride?

an old school carosuel.....seriously wouldnt you go round to find the prettiest horse to ride?

A beautiful pinto with some feathers reminiscent of the Native American west.  Note the horse's tongue.

A beautiful pinto with some feathers reminiscent of the Native American west. Note the horse's tongue.

Aged peeling paint & rust carousel horse - I love this.  Always did love to ride the Golden Gallopers carousels.

Aged peeling paint & rust carousel horse - I love this. Always did love to ride the Golden Gallopers carousels.

A unicorn at the Los Angeles Zoo.  I'm thinking the thing next to it is a snake?  On a carousel?

A unicorn at the Los Angeles Zoo. I'm thinking the thing next to it is a snake? On a carousel?

Carousel Horse - Armored Pegasus: Carved in basswood, painted with enamels, 18ct. gold leaf & silver leaf on the armor

Carousel Horse - Armored Pegasus: Carved in basswood, painted with enamels, 18ct. gold leaf & silver leaf on the armor

Photo by Suzanne Gaff:  This decoratively carved armored horse was crafted by Stein and Goldstein Co. in New York around 1912-16. It is carved from wood and hand painted and was last "employed" in a carousel in Far Rockaway Beach, NYC

Photo by Suzanne Gaff: This decoratively carved armored horse was crafted by Stein and Goldstein Co. in New York around 1912-16. It is carved from wood and hand painted and was last "employed" in a carousel in Far Rockaway Beach, NYC