A jaunty young woman in a striped jacket

striped jacket

This jaunty young woman and her horse are very typical of a type of postcard issued between 1900-1910. These illustrated postcards were drawn by one of several well-known artists and featured stylishly dressed young women, drawn with their horses. It’s wonderful to see how they are dressed!

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Romantic girl with a guitar

This lovely old postcard is from the early 1900s. I love the romance and the staging. Back in the 1900-1910 era it appears to have been quite common to dress in costume and pose with your horse. Maybe that should make a comeback? I know several people who might really enjoy that! Hand tinting was […]

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Freedom is on the mend

Today Freedom started to feel more like himself. I hadn’t taken him out for the past two days, what with the rain and my work schedule. Today was beautiful, sunny and warm. I thought we’d go for a nice long walk and see how he felt at the trot. He would have none of that. […]

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I Wish I were Out Hunting

I couldn’t hunt today but at least I can dream about it. This postcard is from the early 1900s. It looks idyllic to me! Freedom is being a good boy and eating his Doxy without complaint. Life is so much easier with a horse that doesn’t require meds in a syringe. That really only works […]

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More origami horses

When I was looking for examples of dollar bill origami horses I came across some incredible examples of more “traditional” origami. These are extraordinary. I’d love to be able to do this but can’t even imagine how many hours it took to fold these horses . . . or how much practice it took to […]

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Who’s been walking on my trails?

A few days ago I took Freedom out for a walk on our trail system. These are old, familiar trails that we ride on frequently. Immediately, he dropped his nose to the ground and followed a scent like a bloodhound. He spent most of our walk checking out the scent, making me wonder what new […]

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