This clever horse refuses to eat the oats his trainer is offering him. The horse, you see, knows that his trainer has sugar cubes in his pocket and would prefer the sweet treat to any old oats.
Published in 1873, The Nursery, A Monthly Magazine for Youngest Readers Vol XIII – No. 4 was a children’s magazine . That publication date puts this vintage image in the public domain.
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