Friday, August 12, 2011

Blue Ponies

On a rural back road I found one of the last remaining carousels and its magnificent horses.

This is where the magic starts for children.

And where young girls start their obsession with horses.......

So many to ride

The Merry Go Round of my childhood had dogs, pigs, ducks, chickens, goats, sheep and....cows.

My dad would strap me on my cow or dog and he would ride alongside of me singing to the music.

When I rode on other carousels,  I always rode on a blue pony.  

Blue ponies were rare and I loved them.

And sometimes I would ride a red one.

Because I thought they were faster.

Which one did you ride ?


  1. There are two old carrousels in Colorado. One in eastern Colorado, in Kit Carson ( and one in an amusement park Elitche Gardens in Denver ( This one has fond childhood memories for me. The original park was shut down, but the merry go round was moved to the new location. Your post brought back those fond memories, the sound of calliope, the beautiful horses. Thank you.

  2. I was just passing through and popping on blogs that I've never been on before. So greetings folks from Lebanon county's Amish community. Richard