Limberjacks, under a name I cannot recall, are sometimes used to accompany fiddle music in French Canada. They tend to be lumberjacks, sailors, soldiers, or Habitants, although I once owned one shaped like a horse. I was never very good at keeping time with them, as I couldn't get the knack of getting the limberjack's feet and the kneeboard co-ordinated to the time of the music. In skillful hands they work well and it is amusing to see the limberjack dancing furiously to the fiddle music, legs and arms flailing away like it was step-dancing.
I did not know we had Mudcatters as young as 12. I must watch my language.