Pit pony

Pit pony

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Caption: Pit pony. Historical artwork of a pit pony being lowered down a coal mine shaft. The horse is bound in leather straps and suspended from a hook. Pit ponies were used to pull carts along the underground railways. Illustration taken from Mines and Miners (1868) by L. Simonin.

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