The Original “One-Trick Pony”

Yes, the wooden Rocking Horse was almost universally present in all homes with kids.  It came in as many designs as the imagination would drive any maker.  Still, it could do only one action, ie., rocking back-and-forth on a pair of curved wooden sleds.

Despite that, it seemed to bring much thrill and fun, to all kids of all ages.   I think the rocking motion must have somehow triggered a rush of serotonin and endorphin (the “happiness” hormones).

But caution was needed : one had to take care to ensure that no toes or fingers accidentally got under those wooden sleds, otherwise, ouch….it would have been very painful.

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