July 15, 2024 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

On July 15th we recognize the love of one magnificent creature, horses. Plenty of jobs for horses existed in the nineteenth century. Not just a means of transportation, horses cleared fields, fought wars, and moved cattle. Our horses on site, Tux and Roxy have been a treat for our visitors, especially families with small children to stop in a say "hey" or offer them an apple or two.

?In an age of rapid urbanization, horses flourished, and ? nineteenth-century cities with populations over 100,000 averaged roughly one horse for every fifteen people, although the ratio of humans to horses varied widely from city to city.?

It is difficult today to imagine what nineteenth-century life would have been like without the horse. The phrase "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth," is a reminder to be grateful for the gifts, opportunities or kind gestures that come our way. Since horses spend an enormous amount of time on their feet, the care a farrier provides is instrumental to their overall health. Farriers specialize in caring for horses' hooves. They not only fit horses with shoes, but they trim their hooves and make recommendations for hoof care and foot health. Farriers Week, which will take place from July 10th-16th, is a time for horse owners, trainers, veterinarians and other members of the equine community to acknowledge the contributions of farriers. #NationalILoveHorsesDay