A nice little piece about taxidermied horses from CNN's website:
"Horsey!" scream the children staring in awe at the glossy chestnut thoroughbred towering above them.Their tiny hands press against the glass encasing Australia's most beloved race horse -- Phar Lap.
But despite their excited squealing and impatient jostling, the impressive 1.74-meter tall gelding will never lower his glassy stare in their direction. He'll never twitch his ears, flick his tail, or gallop down the race track with the remarkable speed which made him a national hero during the darkest days of the 1930s Depression.
Phar Lap has been dead for 81 years.
His body however, looks barely a day over six-years-old, frozen in time thanks to taxidermy -- the art of stuffing animal skins for display.