Who remembers galloping around the house in a stick horse?
Back in the early ’60s, my siblings and I spent hours chasing each other on our stick horses and shouting “Hi-yo, Silver” or “Whoa Nelly” with our cap guns swinging high in the air, and wearing our felt toy cowboy hats.
We owned a stick horse similar to the first stick horse/pony pictured in photo #1. It was made of a vinyl stuffed with cotton for softness.
Those were the good days when we used our imagination to play.
Our family couldn’t afford a bouncy rocking horse, but we still had fun with our special stick ponies.
This horse stick is a depiction of what favorite kiddie horse? Who remembers “Gumby?” That’s right- Its “Pokey!”
By the way: Today if you can find one of these vintage toy sticks, they can fetch around $50 if in very good condition.
The kids today rely mostly on electronics-which is not a bad thing- but something has been lost along the way.
I miss the good old days!