Pin by Andrea Abbott-Henrikson on Moments in Time | Horse diving, All the pretty horses, Horse love
SONORA WEBSTER CARVER was an American entertainer, most notable as one of the first female horse divers. Her job was to mount a running horse as it reached the top of a forty-foot (sometimes sixty-foot) tower and sail down on its back as it plunged into a deep pool of water directly below. In 1931, Sonora was blinded, a retinal detachment, due to hitting the water off-balance with her eyes open, while diving her horse, Red Lips. After her accident she continued to dive horses until 1942. ...