Friday, September 18, 2009

Horse and Driver Alike

Elwood Haynes, of the Haynes-Apperson Co., Kokomo,
Ind., who recently made the long run from Kokomo to New
York in one of their carriages, says he believes the average
horse is afraid of a motor carriage, not because of the noise it
makes, but because it moves along without the aid of animal
power, and, therefore, has about it something uncanny to the
equine mind. Other users who have carefully observed the
conduct of horses in meeting motor vehicles on the road are
of the same opinion, and as a like bewilderment and terror may
be observed in many of the human beings who drive horses,
the mental processes of the horse and the man appear to be
quite similar after all

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