Johnny on the pony was called “Buck Buck” in South Brooklyn. One team would crouch over one behind the other with one member “The Pillar” standing against a wall. The other team would leap on to the backs of the team crouched over, hoping to double or triple up on one person. The object was to cause a cave in. When all members of the leaping team were up on top of the other team, one of them would hold up one or two fingers and yell out “Buck Buck how many fingers are up. If the team crouched over guessed right, they would get to leap, if not, they had to crouch over again. “The Pillar” was the judge to make sure the leaping team did not cheat.
Original author: Bob Cavaliere