Thursday, 23 September 2010
Horse in the House?
Yes, I DID bring my old Arab mare, Senara, home once a few years ago and she did come in into the house! Just walked right in, had a look around and walked back outside. Even rode her bareback in my nightgown that evening in my back yard but that is a story for another day!
I'm so out of shape at the moment that I could do with one of these so at least I could get fit and ride with my broken rib in the safety of my own home!
It's an early Edwardian version of a mechanical horse so you can ride in the comfort of your own home! This is an old Edwardian advert that I have in my collection and from the looks of it, it seems that you could even ride near side or on the off side as well.
The Titanic also had a better version of the mechanical horse on board, complete with a real side saddle!
Due to the nature of my business, I go to many antique sales and auctions and have NEVER EVER seen an antique mechanical horse for sale which goes to show that perhaps not many people bought them, preferring to ride the real thing.
One thing is certain though, if I ever see one for sale, it's coming home with me!