Horses

A lone horse grazes in a green pasture. A farm house is in the far background.
A lone horse grazes in a green pasture.

© Tom Jones

Horses have served multiple purposes on Cuyahoga Valley farms. Horses have pulled carts and ploughs, taken tourists on carriage rides, been raised and sold, been boarded for other owners, and become beloved companions for farm children.

Peggy and Tress Pittenger devoted much of their lives to raising, selling, and boarding horses at their farm, Blackacre, on Quick Road. Peggy worked hard to turn Blackacre into a thriving horse breeding business, while also writing popular books on how to raise horses. Peggy, Tress, and their three children learned that a successful horse farm requires hard work, persistence, and a little good luck.

In 2011, their son David Pittenger composed a history of his family farm for the National Park Service.

 

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Last updated: December 20, 2021

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