One of the features of a carousel is the beautiful horses. They are attached to the platform. These horses are mounted on vertical poles. Each horse is mounted on a pole, which allows it to move up and down as the carousel rotates. The up-and-down motion is achieved by a mechanism called a crankshaft. The crankshaft is connected to the pole of each horse, and as the platform rotates, it causes the crankshaft to move in a circular motion. This, in turn, causes the horses to rise and fall, simulating a galloping motion. To enhance the experience, some carousels also feature other types of ride vehicles besides horses, such as chariots or carriages. These vehicles are fixed. They provide a smoother experience.