Unnoticed by the masses, this post stood out like a sore thumb to me as I walked by. Commonly called horse ties, in reality their main purpose today is chaining up bikes. I’ve found at least two of them each on different sides of the same street. Though horses are less frequent than earlier years, Key West still employs four quarter horse geldings for its Mounted Police force today… believe it or not! Giddy-up there partner! 🙂
Seen below is an authentic horse tie I found in front of the famous western themed Wall Drug Store in Wall, South Dakota.
You can find both of these modern-day horse ties along the World-Famous Duval Street in Key West.