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78th Carnival of Genealogy: "Ride 'Em Cowboy!"

The topic of the 78th edition of the Carnival of Genealogy will be: Pony Pictures! This is your chance to show off those pony pictures in your family album. Did you ride your first pony at the state fair or on a farm? Did you have to sit on the back and hold on to your older brother? Was your pony real or a rocking horse? Got any pictures of other family members on ponies? Show us the cowboys and cowgirls in your family and tell us the stories to go along with them. Giddyup pony!

Here’s an assortment of “pony” pictures from my database. While not all of these animals would actually be classified as Equus Caballus, they do all have 4 legs (and a couple of rocker runners)!

My favorite is definitely the photo of my great-grand uncle James Bowie “Jimbo” Turner (1881-1938), astride a “pony” with a friend. From what my grandmother tells me about Jimbo Turner, he was the orginal mischievous Scamp, fun-loving and adventurous! Just didn’t know much about horses, I guess!