by Matthew Wilson
BARTON – People have looked to horses as a symbol of strength for longer than humanity can recall. Ridden and worked, these beasts once took center stage as engines to perform feats that manpower alone could not accomplish. A good draft horse could work a plow, pull a cart, or turn a mill, all important jobs requiring a necessary endurance. Today, the things a workhorse might have done, can easily be managed through other means and horses are now predominantly kept for show.
A car or tractor may be taken for granted as an everyday luxury, but horses led to these standards everyone enjoys.
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