"The horse moves very slow - he hangs his head, / He's traveled long till he's quite wearied. / The rider, thinking to relieve his nag, / On his own shoulders puts a heavy bad. / Short-sighted reasoner, who thinks, of course, / That such a change must greatly help the horse."—Barber, 1857

A Change, but No Relief

"The horse moves very slow - he hangs his head, / He's traveled long till he's quite wearied. / The…

British-Indian galloping ambulance.

Ambulance

British-Indian galloping ambulance.

A cart used in the 19th century as an ambulance.

Ambulance Cart

A cart used in the 19th century as an ambulance.

This drawing illustrated one of Hans Andersen's fairy tales. It was created by English illustrator Arthur Gaskin in 1893. It seems to depict a clergyman guiding a lady on a horse through the woods.

Hans Andersen

This drawing illustrated one of Hans Andersen's fairy tales. It was created by English illustrator Arthur…

Capture of a British Spy by Americans.

Paulding, Van Wart, and Williams Capturing Major Andre

Capture of a British Spy by Americans.

An illustration of farm animals, including two horses, three pigs, and a cow.

Farm Animals in Corral

An illustration of farm animals, including two horses, three pigs, and a cow.

An illustration of a hen, cat, dog and horse standing on top of one another to see into a window.

Animals Looking Through Window

An illustration of a hen, cat, dog and horse standing on top of one another to see into a window.

Shows empty rural area, with a column of troops moving over a bridge.

Battlefield of Antietam

Shows empty rural area, with a column of troops moving over a bridge.

Suit of armor presented by the Emperor Maximilian to Henry VIII.

Armor

Suit of armor presented by the Emperor Maximilian to Henry VIII.

"[Late 19th Century/Early 20th Century] United States Army Ambulance"-Whitney, 1902

Army Ambulance

"[Late 19th Century/Early 20th Century] United States Army Ambulance"-Whitney, 1902

An ancient Assyrian divider with an ornamental horse design.

Assyrian Divider 1

An ancient Assyrian divider with an ornamental horse design.

The Centaurs and Bacchantes comes from mural paintings found in ancient Pompeii, Rome. It is imaginary wild monsters with the fore part of a man and the hinder of a horse.

Centuars and Bacchantes

The Centaurs and Bacchantes comes from mural paintings found in ancient Pompeii, Rome. It is imaginary…

The two Centaurs and Bacchantes comes from mural paintings found in ancient Pompeii, Rome. It is imaginary wild monsters with the fore part of a man and the hinder of a horse.

Multiple Centuars and Bacchantes

The two Centaurs and Bacchantes comes from mural paintings found in ancient Pompeii, Rome. It is imaginary…

Cotton bales on a horse drawn buggy.

Cotton Bales

Cotton bales on a horse drawn buggy.

An illustration of a barn filled with animals, including: cows, a rooster, a horse, lambs, and birds.

Barn Full of Animals

An illustration of a barn filled with animals, including: cows, a rooster, a horse, lambs, and birds.

A barn used to house horses and cattle.

Cattle and Horse Barn

A barn used to house horses and cattle.

A barn used primarily to house horses.

Horse Barn

A barn used primarily to house horses.

The Battle of Agincourt was an English victory against a larger French army in the Hundred Years' War. The battle occurred on Friday 25 October 1415 (Saint Crispin's Day), in northern France. Henry V's victory started a new period in the war, in which he came very close to capturing the throne of France for himself and his heirs.

Battle of Azincourt

The Battle of Agincourt was an English victory against a larger French army in the Hundred Years' War.…

Illustration of a portion of the sculpted wall mural at the Basilica of St. Denis in Paris. The sculpture is of the Battle of Marignano in which the Old Swiss Confederacy fought the French in Italy. The detail shows French knights on horseback (left) trampling over soldiers of the Old Swiss Confederacy, while more Swiss forces (right) attempt to to hold them back with long pikes. French canons can be seen in the distant background.

The Battle of Marignano, Detail from a Sculpted Wall Mural at the Basilica of St. Denis

Illustration of a portion of the sculpted wall mural at the Basilica of St. Denis in Paris. The sculpture…

"In the Brave Days of Old." —Bulfinch, 1897

Roman battle

"In the Brave Days of Old." —Bulfinch, 1897

Bellerophon and the Chimera

Bellerophon and the Chimera

Bellerophon and the Chimera

A Berlin is a four-wheeled carriage, invented in Berlin.

Berlin coach

A Berlin is a four-wheeled carriage, invented in Berlin.

A tail-piece engraved by Thomas Bewick from 'The Quadrupeds' shows a small boy "pulling a colt's tail while the mother is rushing to his rescue." -Cundall, 1895

Bewick's Tail-Piece

A tail-piece engraved by Thomas Bewick from 'The Quadrupeds' shows a small boy "pulling a colt's tail…

A bit is used in equestrian activities and placed in the mouth of a horse, so the rider can control the horse.

Bit

A bit is used in equestrian activities and placed in the mouth of a horse, so the rider can control…

A bit intended to prevent a horse from lifting his head when rearing.

Rearing Bit

A bit intended to prevent a horse from lifting his head when rearing.

Homology of digits of odd toed mammals, showing gradual reduction in number and consolidation of bones. This figure displays a horse showing one digit.

Bones of Horse's Foot

Homology of digits of odd toed mammals, showing gradual reduction in number and consolidation of bones.…

An illustration of a young boy driving a horse drawn buggy with two other children riding.

Boy and Buggy

An illustration of a young boy driving a horse drawn buggy with two other children riding.

"Behind comes a boy with a cart load of grass." —Carpenter, 1902

Boy with cart

"Behind comes a boy with a cart load of grass." —Carpenter, 1902

The base of brain of a horse. Labels: l, Cerebrum. 2, Ganglion of sight. 3, Cerebellum. 4, Medulla Oblongata and Spinal Cord.

Base of Brain of a Horse

The base of brain of a horse. Labels: l, Cerebrum. 2, Ganglion of sight. 3, Cerebellum. 4, Medulla Oblongata…

A Break is a large four-wheeled carriage with a straight body, a calash top, and seats for 4 and for a driver and a footman.

Break

A Break is a large four-wheeled carriage with a straight body, a calash top, and seats for 4 and for…

The Brett is a long, four-wheeled pleasure carriage, with a calash top, and seats 4 and a driver.

Brett

The Brett is a long, four-wheeled pleasure carriage, with a calash top, and seats 4 and a driver.

A Britska is a long carriage with a calash or movable top, and constructed to afford space for reclining on a journey.

Britska

A Britska is a long carriage with a calash or movable top, and constructed to afford space for reclining…

A Buggy is a light four-wheeled vehicle in common use in the late 19th century.

Buggy

A Buggy is a light four-wheeled vehicle in common use in the late 19th century.

An illustration of a covered buggy pulled by a single horse.

Horse and Buggy

An illustration of a covered buggy pulled by a single horse.

Genus <em>Cathartes</em>, found in the Americas, sometimes as far north as New England. These buzzards are feeding on the entrails of a horse.

Turkey Buzzards

Genus Cathartes, found in the Americas, sometimes as far north as New England. These buzzards…

Horse-drawn cab.

Cab

Horse-drawn cab.

Horse-drawn cab driver.

Cab

Horse-drawn cab driver.

A Cabriolet is a one-horse pleasure carriage with a calash top, a covering for the legs, and seats for 2.

Cabriolet

A Cabriolet is a one-horse pleasure carriage with a calash top, a covering for the legs, and seats for…

Caecum and great colon of a horse. Labels: a, caecum; b, c, its muscular bands; d, termination of the ileum; e, first; e', second; f, third; f', fourth division of colon; g, pelvic flexure; h, origin of floating colon. The arrows indicate the course of the food through the colon.

Caecum and Colon of Horse

Caecum and great colon of a horse. Labels: a, caecum; b, c, its muscular bands; d, termination of the…

Julius Caesar riding on a horse.

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar riding on a horse.

A Calash is a light carriage on low wheels, seats 4 inside, and can, through a movable top and front, be used as either a closed or open vehicle.

Calash

A Calash is a light carriage on low wheels, seats 4 inside, and can, through a movable top and front,…

The Knight from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Knight

The Knight from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Miller from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Miller

The Miller from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Steward from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Steward

The Steward from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Cook from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Cook

The Cook from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Man of Law from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Man of Law

The Man of Law from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Shipman from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Shipman

The Shipman from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

Chaucer from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

Chaucer

Chaucer from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Nun's Priest from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Nun's Priest

The Nun's Priest from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Doctor of Physic from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Doctor of Physic

The Doctor of Physic from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Pardoner from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Pardoner

The Pardoner from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Wife of Bath from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Wife of Bath

The Wife of Bath from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Summoner from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Summoner

The Summoner from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Clerk of Oxford from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Clerk of Oxford

The Clerk of Oxford from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Merchant from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Merchant

The Merchant from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Squire from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Squire

The Squire from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Franklin from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Franklin

The Franklin from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Canon's Yeoman from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Canon's Yeoman

The Canon's Yeoman from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Manciple from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Manciple

The Manciple from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Parson from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.

The Parson

The Parson from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Illustrated by Agnus MacDonall.