Posted by Victoria on May 01, 1998 at 07:53:22:
In Reply to: Re: Jo's horse and Joe's hoarse posted by Elaine on May 01, 1998 at 06:40:26:
In which case, we know Ching lost. I guess our best *bet* is to determine who the gambler (or con man) was that bested Ching. Maybe Mark Twain? This may explain why Twain hated Cooper so much!
: The search goes on ....
Horse posting whisperers,
Mules were, prior to merely recreational riding, considered superior to horses, less skittish, more manageable, and were preferred by women for their temprament.
It could have been that the horse was worn out. Forage for horses in the woods was a big problem. Many traders had to abandon their horses for canoes because they were in a starving condition and worn out from carrying heavy loads. Bouquet found it a constant problem.
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