Rest Stop

Today when we travel, we appreciate a chance to stop, stretch our legs, and walk around a bit. Perhaps we seek out a toilet, or a snack.

When this pair arrives at a rest stop, they stay still. Oh, move a hoof a little and shift weight, in general they stay in place. I suspect they wonder if the human will bring them a drink.

This team pulls a wagon designed for tourists up and down a hill all day during the season. Aside from the driver, who they are familiar with, I wonder how many stories, in how many languages, they hear in a day.

In fictional Elm Ridge, Illinois, the teams at Bergmann Livery and Freight responded best to commands in Deutsch. Six days a week they pulled freight wagons up from the warehouse on the levee and delivered goods to merchants and residents of the area.

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