YOU DON’T SEE THIS EVERY DAY…
I live in an area that is famous for golf and anything equestrian. I am neither a golfer or a horse-woman so I kind of live on the fringes... but that doesn’t bother me since I have a variety of friends of all persuasions and we find many other things to interest us.
I was driving home a few days ago on Rt. 1 and passed a large horse farm where I often see horses, riders and their equipment. I think that they perform all types of competition there and it’s not unusual in the least to see hundreds of horses and their owners.
What WAS unusual was to see a horse-drawn hearse! I almost went off the road gawking at it. Sure enough, it was a hearse and the rider (although not the one in the picture) was formally dressed, as were the horses.
Since I didn’t know anyone there I was loathe to stop and get an explanation. There didn’t seem to be a body in the glassed-in box of the hearse...and for that I was grateful !
The more I thought about it I realized that it was probably someone showing off an antique carriage of great value. Perhaps the equestrian group was hosting a show, much like those that I’ve seen for antique cars.
Whatever it was it hearkened back to days gone past and it gave me the creeps!