Results for - Carousel Horses

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Medieval nobleman wanted a sport to replace their brutal jousting tournaments and turned to a training exercise of catching rings from horseback known in Spanish as carossela meaning

1. Medieval nobleman wanted a sport to replace their brutal jousting tournaments and turned to a training exercise of catching rings from horseback known in Spanish as carossela meaning "little war". The word carossela gave us carousel. The live horses were replaced with hanging revolving seats which then gave way to painted wooden horses, from there evolved the merry-go-round. Were you aware of this?

Yes
13%
187 votes
No
73%
1,045 votes
Undecided
4%
55 votes
Not Applicable
10%
144 votes
The carousel horses come in different styles, which (if any) of these are you familiar with?

2. The carousel horses come in different styles, which (if any) of these are you familiar with?

Coney Island Style - fancy spirited horses with long flowing manes and highly decorated trappings.
24%
350 votes
Philadelphia Style - normally carved with life like poses to look realistic.
12%
177 votes
Country Fair Style - smaller very stylized horses that were intended to be transported.
21%
301 votes
Outside Row - these horses are the largest and most decorated.
13%
188 votes
Romance Side - this is the most decorated side of the horse.
7%
104 votes
Jumper - this horse has all four feet off the carousel platform.
17%
238 votes
Prancer - this horse has two feet on the platform and two in the air.
17%
244 votes
Stander - this one has three or four feet on the platform.
12%
172 votes
Stargazer - holds his head pointing towards the sky.
8%
120 votes
Lead Horse - this one is usually the most decorated on the outside row.
11%
152 votes
Not Applicable
50%
722 votes

3. Finally, there was a lovely story I read over and over again as a kid about a pony called Merrylegs who gets fed up with being in a field all day long. One day the farmer takes him to the market where he notices the lovely colorful horses on the merry-go-round. He decides to run away and join them. The book is called 'The Discontented Pony' by Noel Barr, first published in 1951 by Ladybird. Have you ever read this book?

Yes
6%
86 votes
No
70%
1,008 votes
Undecided
5%
67 votes
Not Applicable
19%
270 votes
09/06/2016 Living 1431 18 By: foesracing

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