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 upstream 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.