It all started with a trip to Goodwill, when artist Scott Wayne from Indiana purchased a bunch of horse figurines and tied them to the rings on the sidewalk of Portland.
What are these "horse rings" for? Back in the day, these rings were placed all over the downtown area. When you come into town, on your horse, to shop or do business you just tie your horse to these rings. Think of it as a parking meter. Pretty cool!
Now, in random places, you will see these little horses tied to a ring by random Portlanders.