They both have a mind of their own!
Norm - are you commenting on the Horse or the T?
I don't like B/W photos. You can never tell what color the T's are.
Remember any color of BLACK you want.
The horse appears to be white
Who's on first, what's on second.
What is really remarkable is how little automobiles have changed the world since the T came out. I live 13 miles from town and can jump in my T and be there in about 30 minutes. It takes me about 20 in a modern car. If I was using a horse and wagon, I would have to get up about 4:00 in the morning to do the chores, harness the horses and get the family loaded for the trip to town, arriving about mid day to do the shopping in an hour or less, eating lunch on the wagon on the way home and have the horses put away by midnight. My grandfather said "you do not have to feed a tractor or car when you are not using it" another bit of time saved.
The single wire leading off to the left is odd. It is definitely NOT electric service. In fact, it looks as though the building is not electrified.
Seems too tightly strung for a twisted pair phone drop. Perhaps it is what was known as a "farmer line", ... a home built phone line usually
built to some farmer's standards of "git-r-dun".
The fact that it is a single wire is very primitive and audio quality would have had a lot of echo on the line. Single conductor service with
serious telephone companies was obsolete by 1890 and replaced by two-wire metallic circuits. However, farmer lines, both isolated and
those connected in to the larger systems lingered into the 1970's in some backwater places. Another one of those "old time" things we don't
give much thought to anymore, but if you couple the time/effort of horse-era travel with the isolated ranches and small towns around where
I live, it is no wonder these ranchers invested in a line to connect them with the outside world. They are fascinating to trace and ponder how
different the world was back then.