My carriage driving friends and I who love the history in the “most historic mile in America” have all been watching this building be built, altogether it has been in the making for over a hundred years now, it is finally finished! When I left over eight yrs ago it was far from complete. How auspicious to be here when it officially opens.
Although everyday is an auspicious day in regards to the history that lives here and you could spend your life visiting and getting to know it better. I have always loved the idea that no matter how much I learn about the people, places and things that make up the city, there is always more. A city made up of countless stories of heroes and heroines, pirates and Chiefs, scientists and medicine, miracles, visionaries, bold and brave thinkers and doers.
All of it all inspires me to live more fully, more gratefully and with a purpose. To think I came to feel this way as a tour guide in Philly.
One special feature is then-General George Washington’s headquarters tent — considered one of the most important surviving artifacts from the war. amrevmuseum.orgA world with opportunity to explore the field of possibilities and potential, the horse knows the way there and has been bringing us towards it right along.
Working as a horse and carriage driver or alongside a horse in any kind of partnership is otherworldly yet mundane and seriously good medicine for the soul of so many of us. They are worth taking good care of, they are our reflection and tell the world who we think we are.
While visiting Philly do yourself a favor and take a carriage ride with a horse and a human who are at your service. This is not a shameless plug for one of my favorite carriage companies, just a simple fact. By visiting the National Park with the horses you step outside of “time” and sync with the rhythm of how the city was built. You begin to “feel” how working horses and their loads and work influenced everything about life and how they helped the explosion of the industrial revolution. It is our shared history with each other and the horses and the land that held and served us all.
Celebrations will continue on through the year and include the Oneida Council Meetings that helped shape the constitution as we know it. Weapons, battle horns, George Washington’s tent that was used at Valley Forge and so much more…..
Our founding fathers knew that the revolution would live on to help change the world way into the future, our future and our future generations.
It is always so awesome to see the horses get invited to these kinds of events in Philly and beyond. These magnificent cities have had their foundation laid with the help of our noble equine friends in unprecedented history making, surviving and becoming together, in an age that was been built with theirs and our power combined and forged in hard won skill and mastery only to be massively dismissed and nearly forgotten by most, but not all.
The historians at the National Park Service know that the horses add a dimension to “living history” like no other. Another powerful opportunity to connect to the “living” history this city is made of and the nature and parks that have been cultivated and loved for centuries. Like Fairmount Park…
Message from Piper who has been supported and loved by her community throughout so much of her life and most especially recently when she had to have her tooth removed.
“Please remember to Join the Herd if you haven’t! Your support helps us take good care of some important equine friends who share our history with us and deserve to make it into the future we all hope for! A connected and compassionate world for all!”equiculture.org
Thank you from ALL at Blue Star and most especially the Horses who call the farm home!