Home Made Fun

| December/January 1990

  • Cole Talbot
    Cole Talbot takes a break from helping Dad with chores to ride his horse. Oops! Caught little nephew Jacob Parson peeking through the beans!

  • Cole Talbot

R.R. #2, Box42, Potomac, Illinois 61865

I always wanted something to ride when I was a kid. So years went by and last winter when it was cold and snowy I went to my work shop and designed and made this for my son, Cole.

I mounted it on a frame. The wheels are from an old one horse grain drill. I looked for a year of two before I found just the right frame.

The horse itself is mounted on a Montgomery Ward pump jack run by a John Deere 1? HP gas engine.

It took me several tries to get it just right. After it was all done, I had to sand blast the frame which was old and rusty. Then I painted it all John Deere colors, of course. My mother did the decorative painting.

Cole, age four, is very excited about his new 'horse,' and when my nephews come to visit the farm you just can't keep them off for it's so much fun. It's just like riding on the carousel at the County Fair.