A TURN OF THE CENTURY MAGIC PONY

This cabinet card is not a high quality photograph. It is out of focus and poorly posed. However, don’t complain because as the saying goes,  never look a gift horse in the mouth. Speaking about horses, what do you think about this fancy equine?  It is likely a horse from a circus or carnival. Although the hair extensions on the horse could not be more gaudy, it is important to note that someone went to a great deal of trouble and spent a lot of time to dress up this horse. The man handling the horse may be a trainer or perhaps a barn worker. The photograph was taken outside. There is no available information pertaining to the identity of the horse or photographer. The location where the photograph was taken is also unknown.

Published in: on April 10, 2012 at 12:01 am  Comments (5)  
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  1. So, where is Lady Godiva?

  2. This is Linus, famous for his long mane and tail. I have another image of him, with the info.

  3. Oh, just Google Linus the horse, lots of images and info out there.

    • Thanks for the informative comment.Your are correct in stating that there is a lot of material on the web that references this decorative equine. Research reveals that Linus “The Wonder Horse” was quite famous for his long mane and tail. He was bred in Oregon in 1884 and was sold to the Eaton Brothers of Maine who showed the horse in carnivals and circuses. It was reported that Linus was 75% Clydesdale. It was written that he had a mane of nearly ten feet and a tail of over twelve feet. This photograph may show Linus although the horse pictured may be a Linus wannabe.

  4. The photo is of Linus “The Wonder Horse” as I just purchased the same original cabinet photo. On the backside is all the stats of the horse and length of his mane, tail and much more…


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