Sunday, June 5, 2011

156/365 - Tales of the Old West

The horse are ready to ride and standing waiting for their riders.

Did you know that the Pony Express only rode for 18 months before the trains went through and they were no longer needed to get the mail through to the wild west?

This old wagon stands as a memory to the days of the Old West when folks traveled by wagon to and from family and friends as well as town and any other business the owner had to take care of.

Now it stands to fall back into nature!

These wonderful pictures were taken at Lang's Horse and Pony Farm just outside of Mt. Vernon, WA.

My grand kids had a great time petting the horses and ponys.


  1. Never was much into horses or riding them.
    But I've never seen a kid not fascinated by them. Glad the grandkids had fun.

    Cool shots, Vana.


  2. I didn't know that the Pony Express only ran for that short of time. Must have been a tough job.

    I used to ride many moons ago, now I doubt that the innards could take it. ;)

    Great photos.


  3. I didn't know that about the Pony Express, either! I guess it just speaks for how worthy of legend it was, if it didn't vanish from people's memories even after so short an existence...