That is Jenny's merry-go-round horse from when she was three years old. She told us she remembers choosing it becaue of its "blonde" tail that was like her hair and the pretty jewels on its armor. Evidently, someone else thought it was very special too.
This particular edition of the book is now out of print. It would have been very difficult for Jenny to find it on her own. I had a hard enough time finding a pic of the book for this post! But now Jenny owns a copy of this book and I know she will display it proudly next to her childhood photo. Jenny's next task is to locate the actual horse, which is probably in someone's private collection since it obviously did not burn down with the other horses, and ask if she can come over for a little reunion.
I think the horse will be happy to see her again.