Saturday, October 2, 2010
Farm Horses Were Once Part Of The Family
The average farm in the late 1800's was 100 acres. I bet the average size was a bit smaller than that in the 1700's. Back then, farmers used horses or oxen for everything. They had to get out of bed well before sunrise to feed the work horses, even before the farmer himself ate. This was to ensure the animals were ready for the work day. It is hard to stress how much these animals meant to a farmer. If a horse was stolen or died, it was a very big deal. They spent a lot of time taking care of them, for that reason.