GIDDY UP.....AROUND WE GO...


Well I managed to drag myself out of MLR for a day trip to "Tuppal Food & Fibre Festival".   
Tuppal was a famous station with a fantastic wool shed. Here is a link that explains completely - well worth a look....CLICK.....http://tuppalfoodandfibrefestival.com.au/about-us/woolshed-history.aspxa most informative (more in a further blog to come...) outing - BUT what took my eye was this amazing little merry-go-round completely operated by horse power.  The wooden (Balsa Wood) horses are around 90 years old - they were first built in 1890 originally in Belgium Each one has individual...expressions - ears etc...

There were little kids there with their teacher anxiously awaiting the horses to giddy up.  BUT what the kids had no clue about....no real horse no ride on the merry-go-round - because this is powered by a real horse named "Penny".  Penny is 8 years old Strawberry Roan (Draft Horse) - very well trained to stop & go on verbal commands.......








Hand carved horses with individual expressions on each one....





Penny waiting to be hooked up...........

And away she goes around and around and around - giving lots of little kids a ride.........

I am sure the little kids were unaware of the age and history of their exciting ride.  I sure knew it was special and that is why I took so many photos and spoke to the informative man and his wife who went to the trouble of saving, preserving and presenting something from the past to give us all pleasure in different ways......


More of my outing to come......stay tuned..........for next blog...........