Horses used to fly in Atlantic City. Sometimes huge crowds filled the Steel Pier bleachers to watch. Sometimes it was only a handful of people standing around with their necks craned, looking up at the platform forty feet in the air. Either way, the filly appeared. The horse was named Lightning, or John the Baptist, or Silver King, and mounted by a showgirl in a swim suit. Ladies and gentlemen, the Atlantic City Steel Pier presents the amazing world-famous high diving horse! Horse and rider trotted to the edge. And then the bottom of the platform dropped out.