Watch Sonora Carver in Action

I’ve written about Sonora Carver and the Steel Pier Diving Horses before (What was it like to ride a diving horse and Don’t try this at home: The diving horses of Atlantic City) but today I came across a video clip that shows Sonora Carver performing her act and includes a very brief interview with […]

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Should the Diving Horses be brought back to the Jersey Shore?

UPDATE: On February 14th the owners of the Steel Pier announced they had scrapped their plans to bring back the diving horses. One of the main attractions of Atlantic City’s Steel Pier was the diving horses. From the 1920s until the 1978 (yes, 50+ years!) horses ridden by women in swim suits dove from a […]

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Don’t Try This at Home: The Diving Horses of Atlantic City

I know this topic has been covered before — Behind the Bit did a posted on this several months ago — but tonight I came across some amazing photos of the diving horses of Atlantic City in the Life Magazine collection on Google. It is such a mind-boggling stunt that I still find it difficult […]

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