How many kids will a horse hold? Great Americana picture from Don Thompson, super sleuth.

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage

I love this picture!

Count the kids on the back of this horse.  Kids are crowded but I count at least six!

Looks as if it took Mom and Dad to keep the horse from departing!

This picture was contibuted by Don Thompson who says the people are his cousins from possibly Kansas. I love the dog that is in the picture and the windmill and the old truck and the old car.

And I think we should notice the dress on the lady.  She was as stylish then as we are now.  The dress did not hang evenly and right now the most stylish thing for the ladies is tops that hang everywhichaway except even.  I remember when dresses HAD to hang evenly and Mother would have a hem thing that sat on the floor and she would measure the skirt all the way around as the intended wearer wore the skirt.  Then she would hem it.

Thanks, Don, for sharing the picture.

Kids on horseback

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Charles Buell
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Barbara, it looks like a case of "horsing around" until they finally get a boy :)

Dec 02, 2012 02:16 AM #1
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Charles, that is so funny!  Why didn't I think of that.  The one squeezed the tightest may be a boy but I'm with you.  Looks like 6 girls!

Dec 02, 2012 02:28 AM #2
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Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate
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Love it!  Reminds me of the pictures my mom has of her and her brothers and sisters when they were kids...

Dec 02, 2012 09:18 AM #3
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Somehow, I feel left out.  Every once in awhile, there will surface one of these sepia toned photos of a kid or two perched on the back on a horse.  In our city we had a photographer come around and systematically take those photos on a pony. . .I never got my picture taken:-)

Dec 02, 2012 10:56 AM #4
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Barbara,

That is a classic family photo on the farm. Beautiful. :)

Steve

Dec 02, 2012 11:21 AM #5
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Brenda, it is a great picture.  Thanks for commenting.

Myrl, I never got one either.  But the one time that I got the courage to get on a horse, I swore I'd never get on another one when I got off.  And I haven't.  I think you have to grow up with horses to be unafraid of them.

Steve, thanks.

Dec 02, 2012 08:41 PM #6
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Anita Fuller

Of course, I love the saddle oxfords being worn by the girl on the end of the horse.  Didn't we blog about saddles not too long ago?

Dec 02, 2012 09:36 PM #7
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Anita, did we blog about saddle or saddle oxfords?  I can't remember ever doing saddles.  Were you a rider?

Dec 03, 2012 09:38 AM #8
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Debbie Wantulok

Barbara, I don't know much about horses.  My grandfather had them but I was too little to remember much.  Was it normal for horses tails to drag the ground like this one does?  I really can't remember the horses I was around having such a long tail...maybe they were cut or maybe they were braided...I know sometimes they were braided.  Or, maybe the kids stretched this one out trying to all get on top of the horse.  Nice picture...lots of memories and lots to talk about.

 

Dec 03, 2012 01:18 PM #9
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Debbie, I didn't notice that horse's tail being so long.  Our experts in all matters perhaps can straighten this tail out.  ie, Don Thompson.......................?  And another mystery to me is the line of things on the left.  It looks like repetition.  Could it be a caravan of trucks like the one we see part of?

 

Dec 03, 2012 08:34 PM #10
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Anita Fuller

Barbara, Barbara, what are we to do with you?  Saddles refer to saddle oxfords or saddle shoes...NOT a HORSE SADDLE.  NO, I was not a rider, probably like you, up on a horse once in my life and that was enough.

Debbie, good eye.  I never noticed that horses' long tail until you mentioned it.  That is hilarious.

 

 

Dec 03, 2012 09:22 PM #11
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Don Thompson
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Anita has a fetish about saddle oxfords so I have to show a close up of the shoe.

Saddle Oxford

Horse's tails are interesting. Here's a good read about tails.

Dec 04, 2012 02:52 AM #12
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Anita Fuller

I knew Don would come thru if I asked nice like.  I guess I do have a shoe fetish:  not only saddles but loafers.  Old Maine Trotters were the best made loafers but they don't make them any more.  Cole-Haun (sp) are the most expensive but I don't care for their style.  Bass Wejuns are o.k. but don't fit my foot. I still have my navy blue, tassel Old Maine Trotters I wore for so many years.  My foot has enlarged now that I'm back in Arkansas and going bare "footed" more than I did in Illinois, so my Trotters no longer fit.  Also:  LLBean used to make a nice loafer.   Spaulding was the top of the line maker of saddles.  They had a red sole.  I wore them when I was at that preppy college:  Southwestern at Memphis, now Rhodes College.     I know, Activer Rainers:  TMI.   But if Don can write about horse tails, I can write about shoes.

Dec 04, 2012 06:26 AM #13
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Anita, that shoe is not beautiful.  Your shoe fetish may need a little therapy.  I've never heard of any of those shoes you mentioned.  Don may need a little horse-tail therapy along with you.  I had to give up on reading all about the horse tails. 

Dec 04, 2012 12:02 PM #14
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Carolyn Kolba
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Barbara:  What a wonderful picture.  Those were the days, weren't they?  I bet those six kids up there on that horse were SO excited to be there.  They probably talked about it for days to come... maybe longer.

It is just so bad that all the excitement of having little things like this happen... has almost disappeared.  It makes me sad.

Dec 04, 2012 02:40 PM #15
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Carolyn, those were days of simple pleasures.  I do wish the kids could be so easily pleased these days.  Thanks for commenting on my blog.

Dec 04, 2012 08:36 PM #16
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Barbara,

Congratulations. Your post is also featured in the group "Americana." :)

Steve

Dec 13, 2012 02:40 PM #17
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Thanks, Steve.  "American" is such a good place to place old photos.

Dec 13, 2012 08:40 PM #18
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Barbara,

It is, and you are such a great contributor of them. Thank you. :)

Steve

Dec 14, 2012 04:10 AM #19
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