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  GRAZING HORSE, MOUNT VERNON
by matcrazy1
 
  • GRAZING HORSE, MOUNT VERNON - Virginia
      GRAZING HORSE, MOUNT VERNON
    by matcrazy1
  • GRAZING HORSE, MOUNT VERNON - Virginia
      GRAZING HORSE, MOUNT VERNON
    by matcrazy1
  • GRAZING HORSE, MOUNT VERNON - Virginia
      GRAZING HORSE, MOUNT VERNON
    by matcrazy1
 

I saw a few horses grazing behind a fence of a pasture close to Washington's famous barn in Mount vernon. Horses were used for transportation both people and loads and other works in Mount Vernon. Especially they worked in the barn.

I got to know that
George Washington lived with and among animals and horses from his early years. In Mount Vernon he had many dogs (a few lived in a house), a few birds and a few horses used for hunting. His famous horses Nelson ("battle horse") and Blueskin (hunting horse) retired in Mount Vernon after the Revolutionary War.


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Phone: +1 (703) 780-2000
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  • Updated Oct 12, 2006
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