The Pony Puzzle is one of Sam Loyd's best known
and commercially-successful puzzles. It consists of just six pieces of the
silhouette of a horse, which have to be assembled in the most sensible way.
Loyd got the idea for the puzzle from the governor of Philadelphia, Andrew
Curtin, when the two were on a steamer returning from Europe and talking
about the famous White Horse of Uffington – a famous chalk figure
carved on a hillside in Berkshire, England.
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