Paintings from the United States- Ponies for Hire

 
Ponies for Hire
 

"Ponies for Hire", Morton Grove, IL
28X22"

 


Story Behind the Painting

This scene is from one of Chicago's oldest commercial boarding stables which offers many children's programs including quick pony rides. Although I feel sorry for rented trail riding horses, who have to wear a bit and put up with amateurs, ponies used for pony rides seem to have it pretty easy and enjoy a lot of attention. These guys have a nice hitching area in the shade.