This perhaps might not be a toy from your past, but surely you remember these?
Mom and dad said these ‘horses’ used to be out in front of the five and dime stores. You would put in some money and get the ride of your life for perhaps 2-3 minutes. Sometimes if you were lucky, they had cars instead of horses. Mom and dad both said when they were little (which had to be MOONS ago – snorts) they used to ride these for 10 cents or a quarter. Mom said that she hasn’t seen these in some time. Have you ever rode one?
Nowadays, they have carousels like the one below taken from Wikimedia. These can be found in malls and we have a close one. When my cousin Savannah was younger, mom/dad would take her to the mall shopping. If she was good, she got to ride it on the way into the mall. If she was good shopping, she got a repeat ride on the way out of the mall. Cool huh? That little Savannah got to ride all of the carousels in our area at malls for a while. There was one in the Macon Mall that was FAST. Mom/dad called it a roller coaster – snorts. Have you rode a carousel?