Wood and metal
210 mm (width); 205 mm (height)Order this image
National Trust Museum of Childhood (Accredited Museum)
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A wood and metal horse with a fixed rider, possibly part of a model roundabout. The body of the horse is made from wood and is painted a gold colour with a white painted mane and tail. All four legs are made from metal and are painted a gold colour. Each leg is attached by a metal screw; two at the back and one at the front. It has a hook protruding from each side of its mouth. Its eyes are made from two metal nails. One ear is missing. The body of the horse has a hole through it and protruding from the right side is a metal tube. This could possibly be used to attach the horse and rider to the roundabout. Another screw also protrudes from the right side. The rider is made from wood and has metal legs, arms and cap, which are attached as described above. His feet and lower legs are painted a gold colour to mimic boots. His upper legs are painted white, although some paint is missing. His body, upper legs and arms are painted blue. His arms are raised in a riding position and his hands are painted white. He has black painted hair and painted facial details, but his nose is missing. He wears a black metal riding cap.