Why didn’t they make Legos like this?

Horse legos

When I was a kid, back in the dark ages, Legos were bricks. Now, Legos allow you to create entire worlds. But this one? It’s the best! It would have entertained me for hours. I remember with great fondness the time I spent on the floor, moving around my plastic horses, imaging how I would ride them if they had been real. Growing up in an apartment in New York City, those figurines were the conduit to a much more exciting place.

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TrotifyThere have been many times in my life when I was horse-less when I would have installed “Trotify” on my bike.

When I was a kid I dreamed of having my own horse . . . and had to settle for a 10-speed.

Even when I was in college I would pretend that the wind in my hair was from galloping, rather than pedaling.

The sound effects would have made it oh-so-much better!

And then there were four

If you’ve been following my blog you may have noticed a series of photos that I’ve taken of bouncing horses that are in a field next to a road I drive by.

First there was just one. Then that horse got a friend. And another.

Recently a fourth was added to the herd. In a true depiction of herd dynamics, the newcomer hung back for awhile, seeming to be reluctant to join the herd. Within a week, though, he was right in the thick of things! The newcomer is a different “breed” than the others. Smaller in size, I guess you’d have to say he’s a gaited horse.

I’ve still never seen a child playing with these horses but someone sure is having fun! (I never move the horses, I just photograph them as I find them).

Joining the Herd

The first time I saw the fourth horse he looked reluctant to join the herd.

Within a week, he was in the thick of it

The herd grows

Out to Pasture

I drove by this horse for months wondering if I would ever see someone out playing with him.

Last September I posted a photo of a bouncing horse that was sitting in a field next to a road I drive down (Out to Pasture). It struck me that the horse looked lonely — I never saw a child playing with it.  The toy reminded me of one I had when I was a kid.


The addition of the second horse made the first one look happier.

Then one day last November, a second horse appeared — a friend, at last! The two bouncing horses were together all winter and while I still never saw a child playing with them, at least they had each other (every horse needs a turnout buddy). The new horse was smaller, and his addition made the pair look playful.

The herd

The newest horse is larger and more elegant than the first two. Perhaps the child is getting taller and needs a larger mount.

A couple of weeks ago I was driving down the road and was amazed to see that a third horse has joined the herd. The newest addition is a larger more elegant horse than the first two. He’s quite a handsome paint and he looks a bit newer than the rest. I particularly like how they’ve been arranged in the new spring grass. It’s almost as if they are getting to know each other. Or perhaps, they are having a tea party.

I don’t worry about the bouncing horses anymore. Even though I have still never seen a child playing with them it’s obvious they are well loved.