After you watch this, more than a few of us will think about our own saddling timeframes…
Here is an old film roll from 1903 that shows the incredible speed involved with harnessing fire house horses.
You really need to watch this.
Not only do you shake your head afterwards, but you also have to hand it to those VERY GAME horses… they BURST out of the doors, run into position, try to maintain their excitement as they are being harnessed and then blast out of there to the fire.
Well done, boys (and mares)! Well done!