SATISFYING TRANSATLANTIC EQUESTRIANS
OCEAN travelers who must have a horse-back ride before breakfast, are now accommodated on the Cunard liner Franconia. The gymnasium of that boat is equipped with several trotters, all run by little electric motors which are adjustable to produce any gait from a canter to a wild gallop.
COWBOYS PLAY GAME WITH POTATOES
AN odd game played with potatoes by horseback riders is a feature of the “Rodeo”, a gathering of cowboys in the Southwest. The potato race is played in this way: each one of two teams consists of four horseback riders, each man carrying a long stick with lance-like points.
Hopalong Abramowitz: best cowboy name ever.
Hopalong Abramowitz has been doing business at the same old stable for the past 50 years. Now he’s the last of the horse-breeders left in the Bronx.
A half-century ago, when New York City’s now-teeming Bronx was one big cow pasture, a young horse-fancier named Harry Abramowitz arrived from Minsk, Russia, with yearnings to raise bangtails in his adopted land. Today, Harry—now known as Hopalong Abramowitz—is still breeding horses right in the heart of a Bronx that has become one of the world’s most heavily-populated boroughs.
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Bifocals Blackout Bulls. Farmers know a bull won’t charge when he can’t see. The Masbruch halter above, produced by the Russell Mfg. Co., Platteville, Wis., lets a bull walk and graze, but when he lowers his head to charge, his vision is blocked.
Horse Specs. Now come goggles to protect the eyes of race horses from mud clots and dust kicked up by their running mates. The specs are made by setting two Plexiglas bubbles into a regular set of blinkers. Showing off a pair, above, is Royal Hustle, first thoroughbred to wear them.
Kindly Weaner. Consisting of metal tabs that close over a calf’s mouth when it raises its head to nurse, the Shur-Way weaner, left, prevents injury to the mother cow and breaks the calf of its habit without punishment. Yet in no other way does it curb the calf’s freedom or keep it from feeding.
Latest in Travelâ€”Two-Wheeled Cart With Auto Tires
MARTIN SOADACK, combination farmer and general handyman of Baldwins-ville, New York, likes comfort when he rides, and the rocky and rutty road between his home and town had none of these conveniences to offer.
But was Mr. Soadack downhearted? He was not. A little mechanical ingenuity was brought into action and now Mr. Soadack suffers from the “jounces” no more. What conquered the situation is shown in the accompanying photo. When Mr. Soadack had decided that he had been bumped about for the last time, he descended upon a junkyard and there procured two old auto wheels. Next he procured a two-wheeled cart, and then assembled his acquisitions.
Now Mr. Soadack rides to town in comfort and is said to give his friends the laugh when he passes them on the road.