This carved ivory netsuke represents a samurai riding a horse and accompanied by three other figures. The samurai carries a sword and a purse with green buttons. The horse, covered in a delicately patterned cloth featuring two Japanese characters (on the right side "sho," meaning "small," and on the left the character is obscured by the sickle) is led on a rope by another man, who walks barefoot on the horse's right side and is smoking a pipe. On the other side of the horse stand a child and a farmer holding a sickle over his right shoulder and bells in his left hand. The figures stand on a circular base.