Horses were widely used in the late 1880s. They could pull a plow or a wagon. One breed of horse, the Oregon Long-haired Wonder Horse had some amazing hair! There is some disagreement about where the breed came from. Historians say that they are related to Clydesdale draft horses. As you can imagine, these horses may have had some trouble working in the fields. They were popular in circuses, though.
1. Here you can see the long flowing mane. Gorgeous!
2. This horse was unofficially known as the “Most Beautiful Horse Alive.” His name was White Wings, and his mane was 14 feet long. His tail was 17 feet in length!
3. Braiding and pigtails were used to help the hair from getting tangled while they slept.