There are still a few hitching posts like that around here.
Looks like they've been spending more money on the Model T than they have in feed for the horse. Poor ol' Dobbin looks a little thin
That horse is mighty old. And tall, probably 16 hands - kind of bitter-sweet, I expect the picture is a family milestone. The family horse after years of faithful service is being replaced by that new gas buggy. Dobbin is a gentle pet, evidence the little girl mounted bareback. Next stop, the glue factory . . . and the end of an era.
Sadly true Rich. I feel sorry for the horse.
Don't feel sorry for that horse. I am sure it lived a longer and better life than most did at that time.
And just think of how many Model T books old Dobbin is holding together!
My Dad's family had a horse during the early days of the automobile who was considered part of the family. She was transported by rail from Houston,TX to Pasadena, California in 1910 then to Paso Robles in 1918. Nell stayed with the family till she died in the late 20's. She pulled many cars out of ditches, and would pull the buggy into town when the weather was too wet to safely drive a car.
The impression I got from my dad was most people kept their horses around "just in case" but didn't replace them once they were gone.
At least that's the ending I want to believe!