The Ponies of the Fort Worth (Live) Stock Exchange

fort_worth_live_stock_exchangeWhile in the area for the Traders Expo Dallas, I stepped off the beaten path and back in time during a visit to the Fort Worth Live Stock Exchange.  I’d arrived too late in the day to see the actual livestock but outside found some of childhood’s favorites: Coin-op ponies!
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You can clearly see their different personalities.  Look at this perky pet:
pony with personality
This guy is looking a little stressed out:
stressed pony
And check out this serious worker pulling the cart. He’s a far cry from the comical cow in the background. As a kid I wouldn’t have been caught dead riding that cow.
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THIS is my idea of a serious steed:
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Here’s why: a real stirrup.
stirrup on coin-op pony Giddy-up!