Working Horses

Middleton Place Stableyards have a number of animals that would have been a working part of 18th and 19th century plantation life. Some of the horses there today work pulling carriages of tourists on tours of the grounds, a relatively easy assignment for animals that were bred to work in the fields.

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This late afternoon  their dinner was  served then they were led back to their pasture under the live oaks for the night.

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The horses and other animals, including sheep, hogs, goats, and a number of fowl, are also part of Middleton’s educational programs.

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