Everything about the Carousel Visa Gift Cards is grounded in a surprising history. During the Crusades European knights learned from Byzantine and Arab traditions a game played on horseback. Riders galloped their horses around in a circle while tossing small balls to one another, which required considerable skill. The game was later used as a training exercise to improve horsemanship. The name carousel derived from the Spanish word “carosella” that translates as “little battle.” By the 17th Century the balls gave way to small rings the riders speared as they rode around. Help a friend observe (or learn about) an ancient custom with a Carousel Visa Gift Cards.