Freedom, the Horse
Sponsored byJan & Gary Goby
Freedom is a gentle, white horse gliding around the outside row of the carousel with many little friends along for the ride. His design is intended to inspire and encourage discovery. Unfettered, with no shoes, bridle, saddle or bit, his name is inspired by the phrase, "Freedom of Imagination".
The saddle is formed from a Red-Tailed Hawk in flight. Imagine a 4 or 5 year old with a vivid imagination getting on Freedom and pretending to fly! Other animals located on Freedom include a helpful garter snake, a fragile and colorful Monarch butterfly, an industrious squirrel, a quick wren, a bull trout swimming up stream in the mane and a tiny tree frog enjoying the trip with the rider.
All of these animals can be found in various areas of Oregon. They are partially concealed within Freedom's flowing mane and tail adding to the excitement of their discovery.