Labor Day Break Week – NO LESSONS

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Labor Day Break Week – NO LESSONS

NO LESSONS. We will be closed all week for the Labor Day holiday.

History about Pit Ponies
Pit ponies were equines used underground in mines from the mid-18th until the mid-20th century. Shetlands were a breed commonly used because of their small size. Regardless of breed, typical mining ponies were low set, heavy bodied and heavy limbed with plenty of bone and substance, low-headed and sure-footed. In general, they would work an eight-hour shift each day, during which they might haul 30 tons of coal in tubs on the underground mine railway. The last pony mine in the US, located near Centerville, Iowa, closed in 1971. The last surviving pit pony was Tony who died in 2011 aged 40 in England.