Photo of shore

In the 1940s’ during the second cutting, tractors were introduced and the horses were abandoned. After years of being fed, groomed and cared for, suddenly the gates were open. The halters were gone. The mangers were empty. the horses stood for a while, blinking in the sun. It grew hotter and hotter as the sun rose.

History Page 2

The horses were imported from Cuba in the late 1800’s to haul logs as the forests of Abaco were clear cut by Owens Illinois. Columbus had two horse farms un Cuba, but horses in Cuba today in no way resemble the Abaco colonials as the Cuban horses have been bred for color rather than spanish traits.

Aerial photo


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