Monday, February 25, 2013

Horses and Sleigh/Our World

Uxbridge farm

As we drove along a rural road last week, I was taken back in time. I haven't seen a  sleigh on wooden runners for years and years.

The kind farmer stopped to let me take another photo

More photos from Our World can be seen by clicking HERE.

44 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Love these images, look like some scene from an old movie!
The horses are adorable and very strong...they work so hard!
Léia

Buttons said...

Wow I love this. Great shot and farmers are like that:) B

see you there! said...

You must have been delighted to come across these fellows. Old fashioned and picture postcard pretty.

Darla

Sandra said...

this is my first ever sleigh of any kind except in the movies... those horses are magnificent.

llandudnopictures said...

What a fantastic Winter scene!

Revrunner said...

Grand horses and harness!

Pamela Gordon said...

These are awesome photos! I wonder if they were going to get wood. When our neighbour up the road was living he used his horses and sled to haul wood in the winter. Wish I'd gotten a photo of that!

Andy said...

This is a rare find indeed.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wow! What a gift! Amazing photo! ^_^

RamblingRound said...

Well, this looks like a scene out of Currier & Ives!

Susan said...

Oh these are beautiful!!! When you see these kind of pictures it reminds you of the beauty of winter!

Penelope Puddlisms said...

Looks like both man and beast are enjoying this nostalgic trot through a wonderland of snow.

Halcyon said...

It's a two-horse open sleigh! A real blast from the past. :)

Judy said...

Wow!! You have found something so unusual and wonderful! You have made my day.

Rebecca said...

How nice of the farmer! Looks like fun.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Had it been in black and white who would have known the difference when it was taken. Nice.

TexWisGirl said...

very cool! had a family w/ a sleigh back in my wisconsin childhood neighborhood.

Stephanie said...

Lovely shots today, looks like the horses and the men were enjoying their day.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

How perfectly wonderful! It looks like they really work that way -- and not just a tourist or photo op. Great find!

Indrani said...

Great shots!

LONDONLULU said...

Oh my, I don't think I've ever seen anything like this! Only in movies...and now here:) Nice!

Nell at njschout said...

What an unusual sight! Makes for great photos! : )

Judy said...

It has been a long time since I have seen one of those sleighs!! But when you have the big horses, you have to give them some work to do... I bet the farmer was playing, though...

RedPat said...

I've never seen such a thing either! You were so lucky to be going by - gorgeous horses!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

How awesome. It sure looks frightfully cold there! Brrrr!

Renae at simple sequins said...

Lucky you. I love how they have on Carhartt clothes. Nice fashion statement here. hahahahaha.

Lowell said...

That's amazing! I have never seen a sleigh like that, either. What great fun for kids of all ages!

Kay said...

I love those draft horses! I think they're among my most favorite animals (after Labrador Retrievers, of course). These are fantastic shots; you captured a wonderful, rare moment.

There is a farm a couple of miles from our house where they have a small herd of Shire draft horses that they use for plowing. Draft horses are becoming "heritage" animals as mechanization has replaced their labor.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Gorgeous, and it looks like such fun!

Gary said...

Great sled and those horses are beauties!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes!! What a great capture, EG! I do love the horses!! Fun shots for the day! Have a wonderful week!

Karen said...

Aren't those horses handsome!

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Now that's cool - what a great shot!

Photo Cache said...

if this was taken last week only, it seems to me you are still deep in winter. you sure have a long winter. how nice.

Jesh St Germain said...

A little envious:) Guard these pics with your life! Horse drawn anything in the snow are hard to find! Looking at their clothes it must be REALLY cold!

George said...

I don't know which is nicer -- that you saw this sleigh or that the farmers stopped so you could get another picture.

ladyfi said...

Oh, how very charming!

Jill Harrison said...

Great captures - certainly a scene from yesterday. I wonder how it would look in sepia with an ageing texture added.
have a wonderful week. i am linking up to you through Our World Tuesday.

eileeninmd said...

What great shots! I love the horses and the sleigh!

Anna said...

Great shots and I love it!
Warm greetings from Holland,
Anna :D

Dana said...

Such an old-time scene. I love it!

Have a great Tuesday. ☺

Pearl said...

that shot takes me to my childhood.

amanda said...

I love this! Reminds me of my childhood, too, going for "hay rides."
I've known a few people throughout my life that have kept draft /work horse teams.. and they've always amazed me. Gentle giants.

Rose said...

Love these shots!

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