Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sleigh Parade

Only the side streets in Hubbard had snow.  People shoveled snow across the main highway so that the sleighs could go across.

Cream Can Sleigh

Cream Can Sleigh

Missmatched team pulling a box sleigh

A miss-matched team

Box Sleigh

Pulling a box sleigh

little horse pulling a boat style sled

A little horse pulling a little flat bottomed boat sleigh

Lille guy  was a little stubborn

This little guy was a tad stubborn..he really wasn’t in the parade mode.  You can see that his “sleigh” is a modified cart.


I thought this set of mules was beautiful.  With their red and green halters and sleigh..they may have been in a Christmas Parade a time or two.Team on Main street giving rides

This was the team giving rides on main street.  Notice the wheels.  Yes, we could have gone for a ride, but we had Chance with us.  This team went by and Chance barked at them..the horses just plodded along ignoring him.  The next time the team came by..Chance was quiet…and just watched them. 

We scouted out the area and found the sleigh staging area..that is where I will take photos next year.  We looked for the Trappers Encampment but didn’t find it..maybe next year:)

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troutbirder said...

What fun! Forestville State Park has a similar story of a town dying out and abandoned eventually because the railroad bypassed it.

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, oh what fun times.....I also love the mules, beautiful.....Thanks for sharing, enjoyed, Francine.

DJan said...

It looks like you all had fun, including Chance. It looks like the weather cooperated, at least somewhat. :-)

linda m said...

That sure looked like fun. You are right the mules are beautiful. Glad Chance had a good time barking at the horses.

Laura said...

I love horses. I love sleighs. I wish there was something like this around here. Thanks for sharing.

Gail said...

What a wonderful parade.

Nancy said...

Great photos.

Muffy's Marks said...

What an unusual type of parade. Looks like lots of fun!! Chance is a good boy, only barking once!!1

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos ! I love seeing horses pulling sleighs , wagons and even plowing . I just love horses lol ! Looks like it was a wonderful fun day ! Thanks for sharing with us ! Have a good day !

RURAL said...

What a great chance to take photos of a long gone event. My Mom has pics of them going to church on a stone sled...everyone all dressed in their good clothes.


Leah said...

We didn't run into the Trappers Encampment either... we thought the horse and sleigh area would be interested too but never thought about it until afterwards. :)

Linda said...

I'd vote for the mules...they are a good looking pair!!

MTWaggin said...

What a fun event. Jealous here!

Terry and Linda said...

WONDERFUL!!! CLAP! CLAP! CLAP! I would have loved to have been there!

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Shirley said...

I love the photo of the mules- it would make a great drawing. Too bad you couldn't take Chance on a sleigh ride- I bet he would have loved it!

West Side of Straight said...

Great pictures. Saw Leah, Steven, Amanda and TJ in them across the street from you!

L. D. said...

That was a fun parade to see. My wife would have taken hundreds of photos. I like the mules also.

Sam I Am...... said...

What fun! There were some pretty teams there! A sleigh ride with wheels just isn't the same. I'd want to go faster...over the hills and through the woods.