A more than usual number of horses and owners
turned out for the annual Molasses Fest Parade

The 40th annual West Virginia Molasses Festival parade had a large contingency of horses, with most of the owners camping out at a nearby field for the event.

The horse was likely the most important domesticated animal to early Calhoun settlers, long playing an important role in transportation, agriculture, and warfare.

Every farmer owned horses and every community had a blacksmith shop.

Horse owners now raise specific breeds primarily for show and for family riding, still maintaining that special bond between the animal and humans that has existed for thousands of years.

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