George Hoffman is a college friend and fellow music major. George was also (many years ago!) a member of our wedding party. As long as I can remember, George has been fascinated with carousel horses and, at some point, he started hand-carving and painting miniature carousel horses--they are exquisite in their craftsmanship and detail.
This "high kicker," as George calls it, was a totally unexpected gift. Quoting from the card, "Santa is sending along in this package a 1" scale, Charles Parker inspired carousel horse. Hand carved and hand painted in Japan oils, this high kicker comes to you with joy and happiness."
The horse is about eight inches long, from tail to hoof. And, as you can see in the pictures, it is a beautiful work of art.
Thank you, George. Thank you very much.