Carriage Horses of Mt Desert Island // Acadia Nat'l Park

Updated: Oct 3

This August, I traveled to Mount Desert Island, home of Acadia National Park. Callie Richardson, one of my all-time favorite humans + barn manager for the Rockefeller family. In the early 20th century, John D. Rockefeller Jr. established 50+ miles of carriage roads around the island. Today the roads serve as a network of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails. Grand daughter and philanthropist, Eileen Rockefeller Growald continues the family's history of horsemanship, breeding the sturdy Vermont Morgan Horse. The horses are uses under saddle along with paired driving. It was an honor to photograph the Morgan Horse breed and a joy to spend the week taking in this amazing island.


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