GIDDY-UP HORSEY

vintage photo

One of my favorite Realtor® photographers is Kristal Kraft, Denver. She takes fabulous photos. She recently put a photo on Facebook that she snapped of Denver western days. Her photo was of a slight woman holding back a team of Belgian horses attached to a wagon, much like the Budweiser Clydesdales.

The idea of this woman holding back thousands of pounds of horsepower, reminded me of this old family photo taken in 1908. The little girl on the right is my Mom when she was four. The adults are my grandparents. They lived and farmed in Knox County, north of Mt. Vernon, so the horses were used to work the fields. Kids actually were expected to WORK then.

Don’t you love their clothes! By today’s standards, my grandparents would be charged with child endangerment by allowing a 4-year old to hold the reins of such a large horse.

You can view Kristal’s Denver photo blog by clicking on the PhotoBlog list on the right side bar.

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~ by Elaine Reese on 01/28/10.