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Old 09-13-2019, 11:54 AM   #1
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Default Diving Horses

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Old 09-13-2019, 12:26 PM   #2
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Hard to tell, but there is at least one in the background.
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Old 09-13-2019, 01:16 PM   #3
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the pier in Atlantic city NJ?????????????
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Old 09-13-2019, 07:29 PM   #4
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Not Atlantic City, that was on a pier over the ocean
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Old 09-15-2019, 01:16 PM   #5
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Watch out for that first step...it's a Doozie !!! What I really wanna know is how they get the horse to jump the SECOND time ???? I dont think dangling a carrot will do it!
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Old 09-15-2019, 02:19 PM   #6
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diving_horse

Atlantic City NJ Steel Pier the primary one. Shut down in the 1970s.

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Contemporary examples: In Lake George, New York, the Magic Forest theme park hosts only remaining diving horse feature in New York state. It has been in operation since 1977, originally featuring a horse named Rex, later replaced by a gelding named Lightning. The manager states, "There is no rider, no prods, no electrical jolts, and no trap doors."[6] The horse jumps twice daily during a two-month season and has the rest of the year off.[7]
Latest report from Lake George (Summer 2019) is that "Lightning" after about a 20 year career as a "jumping horse" decided he had had enough - and refused to jump. No one knows what changed Lightning's mind, but as of our trip Lightning was relegated to the "petting zoo" where he appreciates better his fans and their hands on thanks.

https://theabandonedcarousel.com/magic-forest/

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