Sorry that there’s no picture available. Last of the Wild Horses is a great read for any horse lover. It sketches the wild horse and goes from the Sable Island ponies to the wild mustang of North America. With full color photos and informative interesting text, this book will be a great addition to your library.
Continuing the GHIH theme I present you – Magnolia! All of you are scratching your heads. Who was Magnolia? Magnolia was George Washington’s favorite horse. He was a prized Arabian steed.
George Washington bought Magnolia, for 500 pounds from his step-son Jon Parke Custis’s estate after the British surrendered at Yorktown. Magnolia was known as one of the most beautiful horses in the colonies, “a chestnut with a flaxen mane and tail, 16 hands tall, and thought by all who saw him to be perfect,” according to the Virginia Journal. After Magnolia failed as a racehorse he was used to sire many foals.
Unknown speaker Jean Le Mayer said: “I am at a loss for words to express my gratitude for the new offer of the services of your horse Magnolia. I think him an elegant horse and would prefer my mares going to him rather than any one I have seen in America.”
This horse is considered a reasonable facsimile of what Magnolia would have looked like.