• Creator
  • McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill
  • Created Date
  • 7-18-00
  • Description
  • This is an ad for a patent to prevent balkiness in horses and mules. Balkiness is an unwillingness of the horse to move forward. Horses sometimes become balky due to physical ailments such as sharp teeth, sore feet, a sore back, badly fitting tack or emotional ailments such as fear or stubbornness. Many farmers had difficulty with balkiness in their horses and mules, animals vital to success in the fields. This ad for a patent claims a solutio... more
    This is an ad for a patent to prevent balkiness in horses and mules. Balkiness is an unwillingness of the horse to move forward. Horses sometimes become balky due to physical ailments such as sharp teeth, sore feet, a sore back, badly fitting tack or emotional ailments such as fear or stubbornness. Many farmers had difficulty with balkiness in their horses and mules, animals vital to success in the fields. This ad for a patent claims a solution to the problem. How we learn about communities; Communities and Geography; American Communities in History. 15 Economics; 16 History; 18 Social systems. less
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