Some of their stories are very sad and hard to fathom but most are uplifting and inspiring to say the least. Bill is a Philadelphia carriage horse who retired last month.
What is extraordinary about Bill I would say is that as a youngster at 5yrs old he was bought by 76 Carriage Co. with a sway back. Bill was born that way and he has no problem structural or otherwise with it, like so many swaybacks are.
What I love most is that the experts at 76 Carriage Co. didnt care so much about his sway back but more about his willingness and dare we say happiness at pulling along a carriage for a living. Bill went on to live for the next 18yrs working with the folks in Philadelphia, changing his drivers lives with his special personality and antics and having a happy stable life for the duration. He is still strong and full of life and now retired.
Bill is not quite ready to retire and thankfully there are some young people here that will take the opportunity to learn from him. Meanwhile he occupies himself with his new job of helping care for the little fillies that are turned out with him.
Bill is extraordinary, the folks at 76 Carriage Co. are extraordinary too for having gave him a life that helped him shine WITH his sway back! In a world where looks seem to mean so much, especially in the horse world, Bill stands out as an ambassador for the working horses who count too! Looks are not everything ....even for horses