Story: Horses

Hitching post

Hitching post

This hitching post in Eltham, Taranaki, is a remnant of days gone by, when horses were tied up in the main street while their rider attended to business in town. A bridle can be looped through the ring and over a hook to provide a simple and secure tether. These days, many people would not know what it was, but it may still be used to tie up pet dogs.

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Emma Meyer, 'Horses - Horses and the environment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 December 2023)

Story by Emma Meyer, published 24 Nov 2008