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Princess

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1998
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326508
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s

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Title Princess
Description Manti in the early days, and his buggy was pulled by a handsome pair of these Hamiltonian buggy horses. One of the mares had a half-grown colt which followed along They said that the colt was lame when they reached Manti. The horses were taken to the stable for the night to be cared for, and Brigham Young told the young man to care for the young colt. After resting for the night, the party came to get the team in the morning. The colt was still ailing, so Brigham Young said he must go on, but told the young man he could have the colt if he would care for him. That was of the Hamiltonian breed, a very fine male horse he would grow to be. The colt grew to be a fine black stallion, and he was used as a stud horse for his good bloodline The offspring were all half work horses and half the Hamiltonian breed. The mare that my father loved was one of his later offspring, and she was sold to the friend of my father's in Mt. Pleasant who owned her before my father saw her and bought her It was a love affair from the beginning for my father and this horse he named Princess. As I was growing up in the 1920's, my sisters and I helped our father on the farm 1 remember when we went to the meadow to get our horses to start the day hauling and cutting hay, father would see his horses and whistle to get their attention As soon as Princess saw my father, she would raise her head, stop grazing, and come to us across the meadow. She would always answer father's call and come to him any time. He would talk softly to her as he put his hand on her head and rubbed down her neck It was such an enjoyable time for me to see this absolute devotion of a man and his horse when they were near each other. This was a joy for me to see and to feel. Everyone was aware of how very proud my father was of this spirited black beauty She was admired by everyone She was a beautiful horse. He teamed her up with a gentle sorrel mare named Molly, and this was his work team for trips to the coal mine each summer They pulled the wagons and machines on the farm land. Later he bought two large bay Percheron breed work horses 13
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Identifier 023_Princess.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326470
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s/326470