Second Quarter 2014 Update: Horse in Motion

2014 Q2 ECAM Muybridge Image

In 1851, William Rysdyk, a farm hand in Sugar Loaf, Orange County, New York bought the colt he had cared for since birth (along with his mother) for $125. He bought them from his boss, Mr. Jonus Seely, and named the colt Hambletonian. The story of Rysdyk’s Hambletonian illustrates the powerful mental model of an owner mindset. 

With two creatures dependent on him, William Rysdyk’s work had a new strength and purpose. Sleeves rolled, he faced each season like a giant refreshed – splitting logs, hauling, plowing, as if he were made of iron…

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