Working Horses in Hot Weather

Global Horse Culture Archive on January 16, 2008, 22:11

Back in the day when most horses worked for a living, hot days made for tough conditions. This picture captures a hard working horse in New York City being wetted down. The note on the photo indicates it was a charity offering the free "horse showers." The photo was taken between 1910 and 1915, and is part of the Library of Congress collection, now being made available on flickr.