If you look closely, you’ll spot metal rings on the sidewalks of Portland. They date back to the early 1900’s when people would tie up their horses and carts to the rings. Portland continues the tradition by adding rings when new sidewalks are built. Scott Wayne Indiana came up with the idea of adding toy horses to the rings as a public art project (Portland Horse Project) and it became popular with Portlanders.
Mr. N says he is not a horse and he finds being tied to the ring very insulting.