I spent a few days with my mum last week when it was her birthday. She still lives near where I grew up - a three hour drive from my current home.
During our stay, XY4 developed a bad cough so we headed to a chemist that I have visited since I was about 8. Of course, it has changed hands a few times since then but I almost fell over when saw that it still has the same children's ride that I enjoyed!
The ``Little Rodeo'' was a lovely grey horse that galloped along to the sounds of Herb Alpert's Spanish Flea. My brother and I regularly had a ride and that tune was embedded in me. Even now if I hear it I'm taken back to that mechanical horse.
While the music no longer plays, the Little Rodeo gallops as well as ever - as XY4 found out. Better still, its cost also harks back to the 70s at 20 cents a ride. That is priceless!