2011 Reprint edition of 1961. Full facsimile of the original edition, t reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Sora Carver was an American entertainer, most table as one of the first female horse divers. Carver answered an ad placed by Doc William Frank Carver in 1923 for a diving girl and soon earned a place in circus history. Her job was to mount a running horse as it reached the top of a forty-foot (sometimes sixty-foot) tower and sail down along the animal's back as it plunged into a deep pool of water directly below. Sora was a sensation and soon became the lead diving girl for Doc Carver's act as they traveled the country. In 1931, Sora was blinded, a retinal detachment, due to hitting the water off-balance with her eyes open.while diving her horse, Red Lips, on New Jersey's Steel Pier, the act's permanent home since 1929. After her accident Sora continued to dive horses until 1942.