• Fort Parade Ground and Officers Quarters as seen from Guardhouse

    Fort Scott

    National Historic Site Kansas

Stables - Tools of the Trade

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The tools or props that would be used in the stables would include the following:

  • Hoof Pick- a flat-edged metal hook used to clean the hooves of horses and mules.
  • Curry Comb- a wooden, rubber or metal oval comb with rows of dull teeth which is used to clean a horse's, mule's or ox's coat.
  • Brush- used to brush dust and sweat from the horse's coat and mane
  • Rub Rag- used to remove sweat and moisture from the horse's coat.
  • Whisp- a tool to clean and curry the horse's mane and tail hair. Picture of horse stall with a manger for hay and open window for fresh air.
 
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  • Frock Coat - used by dragoons during stable duty.
  • Head - used in drill known as "running at the heads".
  • Hay and Manure Forks and Rakes - Used for cleaning out and putting hay back in stalls.
  • Stable Brooms - For sweeping floors.
  • Shovels - For scooping manure out of stalls (not pictured).
 
Stable Tools TubWheelbarrow
 
Dragoon Saddle
  • Tack - includes saddles, halters, and bridles.
  • Utility Tub - used for various chores.
  • Wheelbarrow

 
 
Horse in Grass
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