Tuesday, 24 July 2007

Inside the belly of the horse...

It's always fascinating to open up a rocking horse and see what's inside. Children post small objects into the hollow body of the horse through the tail hole, once the tail comes out, or through the pommel holes on older horses.

Here are the interesting things out of this horse. The date on the bus ticket is 10th November, 1962. The scrap of mane shows the horse had chestnut horsehair, and the original plug to hold the tail in is here to be re-used in due course.

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