Nicky, the Horse, 1948

Nicky the Horse, 1948 <br> Dorothy Forsythe Collection, City of Charlottetown Archives

Nicky the Horse, 1948
Dorothy Forsythe Collection, City of Charlottetown Archives

This photo of Nicky the horse showed a valued member of  Colonel Fred I Andrew’s household in East Royalty. Well-known folklore historian, John Cousins illustrates the importance of the horse to Islanders, when he speaks about the difference between the status of the horse and the cow on farms. “Unlike cattle, which might be hauled to the woods and left for the birds and animals, there was a general rule that when a horse died, it would be given a burial”.

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