Note the large cracks over the legs - not a sign of age, just a sign of bad workmanship
which suits the illusion that it is an old horse. Also, the very crude painting is obvious.
Real carousel horses were usually elaborately decorated and often show evidence of the many
layers of the 'park paint' they received over a working life. This horse just has the one coat.
The saddle is terribly wrong. Carousel horses had fixed saddles usually carved from the same plank of wood as the top of the body, or another piece firmly fixed to the horse's back - to stop it being taken away of course. This broken leather effort is a bad joke.
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