Monday 19 April 2010

Horse Traction

Just came across an article which the hard-core equine economists amongst you might enjoy ...

Horse Traction in Victorian London by Ralph Turvey

For a similar contemporaneous account, see The Horse World of London.

1 comment:

  1. I have The Horse World of London. As a horse-lover it doesn't make very nice reading as the poor things were literally worked to death in the towns. When they had reached a certain age they had generally been worked so hard that all sorts of lamenesses and problems occurred, and they ended up on a hook at the knackers . . . It just wasn't economically viable to nurse them along.