What is a hippocampus? It is from Greek & Roman Mythology. A sea horse having the forelegs of a horse and the tail of a fish or dolphin.
Back in the late 1980's when the Carrousel was being planned, one of the founders traveled across the country to San Fransico, CA, to study their carrousel. On it was a hippocampus. With permission, several pictures were taken. Todd Goings studied the pictures and created the hippocampus that has been riding Richland Carrousel since the day it opened.