BlathrWayne Lorentz

Showing blathrs with the tag “Horses.”

…and the horse you rode in on!

Monday, May 23rd, 2022 Alive 18,654 days

A hitching post in the shape of that which gets hitched to it

I've seen hitching posts outside of supermarkets in rural Pennsylvania. I've seen hitching posts in half-dead mining towns in Nevada. I've seen hitching posts outside Post Offices in California. I certainly didn't expect to see hitching posts in New Orleans, but there are quite a few of them.

Considering how they are artfully cast from iron and not just a bunch of scrubwood timbers nailed together, I expect these are for fancy horses, and not desert mules.

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I made a wrong turn at Albuquerque

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022 Alive 18,564 days

Air11 follows trail riders making their way to Houston

Not only do people spend weeks riding their horses to Houston each year, the local TV news monitors their progress.

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Rest stop

Monday, April 12th, 2021 Alive 18,248 days

Horses having a snack at a gas station

Gas stations are one of the few places where it seems to be OK to walk up to a strangerʼs horse and start talking to it.

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Nay?

Saturday, April 10th, 2021 Alive 18,246 days

Today I learned that the USPS delivers at least 20,000 pieces of mail each year by horse.

I am privileged to have been several times to a U.S. Post Office with a hitching rail for horses.

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