In ancient Greece, young children played with wheeled toys in the shape of animals. Toy horses were popular, and wheeled ones have been found in archaeological excavations in Greece. Sometimes the horses were depicted carrying loads of miniature amphorae, terracotta jars.
Wheeled toy horses were usually made of clay and painted with bright colors. The wheels were also made of clay, while the axles were carved from wood. A cord was often fastened to the toys so that they could be pulled. This wheeled horse was inspired by those made for children over two thousand years ago.