Inspiration for how the old carousel my heroine's mother commissioned looks at the end of my novella, The Best Man in Brookside, after it's been renovated & updated with a steam engine. In real life, an Italian carousel.
This is a pic of the REAL Muller Military Ghost horse at the Cedar Point Frontier Town Museum. I wondered why I kept seeing it called a ghost horse (horse on right) the story goes that Mrs. Muller loved the horse so much she foiled people taking pictures of the horse else someone would love it like she did, or that a spectral woman would ride the horse after hours. It was removed from the carousel and placed in the museum. (Probably so no one would make it mysteriously disappear!)