Fire Horses


In 1832, the Mutual Hook & Ladder Co. first used a fire horse in New York.  These horses are with Engine #39 N.Y.

In 1832, the Mutual Hook & Ladder Co. first used a fire horse in New York. These horses are with Engine #39 N.Y.

In 1832, the Mutual Hook & Ladder Co. first used a fire horse in New York.[/caption]A look at how horses were essential to turn-of-the century fire departments and the relationship that fire horses had with the fellow fire-fighters and communities. While many horses were reviewed only 1 in 100 was selected. Most were draft horses or draft crosses and about 5-6 years old.

To book a lecture please contact the Institute at:

Equine Heritage Institute, Inc.
3024 Marion County Road
Weirsdale, Florida 32195
352-750-5500