More on the photo in yesterday’s post …

Elsewhere in the same issue of Bit & Spur (May 1905), is this tidbit:

“The [photo] of the four horses owned by George Pepper, shown in this number, and put to tandem-fashion one ahead of the other, is an interesting study. Here is a team of mixed show horses probably never stepping in similar harness more than two or three times; two of them are champion jumpers, holding the height record for the seasons of 1903 and 1904. Another is a combination jumper walk-trot entry, and the leader is a Gig type. The photographer has caught them in perfect form, standing quietly and waiting for the signal to go ahead; versatile, I should say. That is the beauty of the show horse, he catches a new idea quickly. However, it is much to the credit of Fred Bork’s real knack as a handler that he is able to show a made-up team evidencing such form, ease and mannerliness.”