Urban Cowboys in Queens

The Federation of Black Cowboys operates out of a stable in Howard Beach, Queens, New York, and you can read a 2006 New York Times feature about them here. At the end of last year I spent some time dipping in and out of the on-line debate about the carriage horses that operate in Manhattan, …

Horse Power Boats

In mid-nineteenth century America, horses walked on water, or, more precisely, on treadmills and around capstans which turned the paddle wheels of ferries. The only surviving example of one of these “team boats” was discovered in Lake Champlain in New York in 1983. Read about it in a Chronicle of the Horse article by Sid …