I Remember When . .
Do You Remember Your Special Horse?
During the later forties,
tractors began to replace horses. Thousands of horses were sold for four
cents per pound. Most went to dog food or glue factories. It was hard to
think about because these horses had been an important part of the farm
business. A select few of the horses were almost like family members.
These were special horses with personality and ability that far exceeded
that of the average horse. Prince was our special horse. You could harness
him and go to the field or saddle him to work cattle or carry little
children. He did it all. I don't remember his ever being contrary. We all