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HORSES

exhibition number: Agriculture 18

Horses were the most important and valuable animals on most farms. There were 125,000 horses on Welsh farms in 1939 but by the late 1940s they were almost completely replaced by tractors. As the numbers of horses declined, so the land on which they were kept was freed for other uses.

Horses were also bred for racing and hunting.

The most common horses in the 1880s were roadsters (16 hands), Colliers (13 hands) and Welsh Cobs. Hackneys and Shire horses were introduced from about 1890. Donkeys were used for light work.

Jenkins, David, (1971), The Agricultural Community in South-West Wales, p. 265

AGRICULTURE INDEX

HARNESS

HORSE BRASSES

HORSE CLIPPER

HORSE COLLAR

HORSE COMB or CURRY COMB

HORSE GAG

HORSE GEAR OR HORSE GIN

HORSE HAIR

HORSE HALTER

HORSE POWER

HORSE SHACKLE

HORSE SHOE

TAIL DOCKER

HORSE DRAWN VEHICLES FOR PEOPLE

HORSE STUD

HORSE SALES

HORSE FAIRS

TWITCH

HORSES

BLACKSMITH

FARRIER

FARM ANIMALS IN WALES

Harness 1
Stable 1
horse tail docker
horse clipper
Horse comb
horse comb
tooth rasp 2
stropper
Twitch
horse shackle
horse shackle
horse halter
horse halter 2
saddle for chain support
Harness Hanger
harness 3
Neatsfoot oil
Welsh King, prize winning pony, about 1900
Welsh Cob
Shire horse in dress harness
horse brass
harness
cambren
horse collar
horse shoe
horse shoe 4
horse shoe 5
Criban Victor