Thursday, September 23, 2010

Pony and Sled


Today's picture is from 1909, and it shows children on a sled, being pulled by a pony. It looks like 5 children on the sled.

7 comments:

  1. That pony looks like the one my older cousin would assign to me to ride as a kid. She told me that the pony was magical---that he could once fly but they had to cut off his wings because he would fly above the stables and pee.That seemed to satisfy me temporarily. I could hardly wait to be able to ride a horse though.

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  2. That's what my pony looked like in the winter time.
    Now a days, the helmet police would be all over this picture - so unsafe blah. blah blah
    Check out the Olympia Shetland Grand National on Youtube.

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  3. Love your older cousin's story for you, Maybelline!

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  4. My sister and I had a Shetland pony growing up. Cricket was not the nicest pony around. I remember trying to saddle her and having her bloat up at fat as she could get.... then while I was out riding the saddle would slowly start sliding sideways and off I would fall. If plan "a" didn't work for her she would walk as close to a fence or tree as she could and scrape me off. I remember many walks back up to the horse shed only to find Cricket happily standing in the shade snickering at me....
    Lea

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  5. Having never had the pleasure of owning a horse or a pony I have many questions about them. For starters does it not bother the animal to be walking in the cold snow ?

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  6. Dashing through the snow . . . . .this photo makes me want to put up my Christmas tree!!

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  7. PETA would probably complain that the sled is overloaded.

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