Musical Carousel Horses
Below are musical carousel horses for sale on Amazon and eBay. There is usually an excellent selection made from a variety of materials (ceramic, resin, wood, etc.), in a wide range of sizes, colors, and styles, and from a variety of sellers. For more information on full-size carousel horses please scroll down.
Below: A musical carousel horse with a wooden base. This one is approximately 8 inches tall from the bottom of the base to the top of the pole. When wound, it plays the music "It's A Small World" as the horse spins around (first one direction then the other) and moves up and down the pole.
Other great places to find musical carousel horses are:
A carousel, or merry-go-round, is a popular ride found in amusements parks all across the world. The ride has a large, circular-shaped platform that turns in a circle and holds seats for riders. While a few of the seats are benches, most of them are horses with an occasional tiger, zebra, pig, or other animal also included. The horses and other animals are large enough to hold a child or adult, and are mounted on poles that run vertically from the floor of the platform to the top. The poles provide a handhold for the riders as the carousel travels round and round in a circle and the horses and other animals move up and down their poles as music plays.
Carousel horses are usually quite ornate with vivid colors and carved-in or molded-in accessories such as saddles, pads, bridles, cinches, breast collars, flowers, ribbons, and more. The designs are usually quite eye-catching with varying degrees of detail. The horses are often depicted in dramatic poses, galloping at top speed with fiery expressions on their faces. Children and adults alike love to ride carousel horses.
Children and adults alike love musical carousel horse figurines. Made to resemble full-size carousel (aka merry-go-round) horses found in amusement parks, they are a type of music box that plays music as the horse moves. The music that is played varies, as does the movement of the horse (for example, around in a circle or up and down the pole).
Below: A carousel horse from a carousel in Roger Williams Park in Providence, Rhode Island.
Public domain image.
The Oldest Carousel In The World
According the Hanau Carousel page (<<< this link will open in a new window) on the National Carousel Association website, the oldest known carousel in the world is located in Wilhelmsbad Park in Hanau, Germany. Construction on the carousel was completed in 1780. It originally had two chariots with horses and two individual riding horses, but was rebuilt in 1882 to have four chariots, each with two horses, and two pair of spring mounted riding horses.
Photos Of Musical Carousel Horses
Musical carousel horses are made, often with a high degree of detail, to resemble full-size carousel horses. Below are a few photo examples.
Below: This carousel horse is 9 inches tall from the bottom of the base to the top of the pole. When wound it plays "The Loneliest Night Of The Year" as the horse rises up and down the pole. The horse's dramatic pose, fiery expression, and ornamentation with saddle, bridle, flowers, and flowing ribbon (at the top of the bridle) strongly resemble a full-sized carousel horse.
Below: A close-up of the photo above, showing the colorful detail of the horse a little more clearly.
Below: A more petite carousel horse, approximately 6 inches from the bottom of the base to the top of the pole. When wound, the entire base turns with the horse but the horse does not move up and down the pole. It plays music, but we don't recognize the song.
Below: An 8 inch tall carousel horse finished with a high-gloss. When wound it turns in a circle while playing music, but as with the horse above we don't know the name of the song.
Save The Carousel Horses For Later
If you find a musical carousel horse on Amazon you like but you're not ready to purchase it right away, you can always add it to your shopping cart so it will be easy to find later.
- In most cases, Amazon will keep track of the items in your shopping cart for 90 days.
- Later on, if you decide you don't want the items after all, it's easy to click "delete" and remove them from your cart.
- In the meantime, if you want to check out with other items, click "Save for later" to move the items to a separate, but still easy-to-find list beneath your shopping cart.
Important: Putting an item in your Amazon shopping cart or "Save for later" list does NOT reserve it! It just makes it easier to find if it's still in stock when you come back.
Below: Screenshot image showing the "delete" and "Save for later" links when an item is in the Amazon shopping cart.
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