This is how the conversation would go, whenever I would come across this picture when I was a little girl:
Me: Where did the horse come from?
Mom: People used to bring horses around, so they could take your picture.
Me (in my brain): Huh?
Me (in reality): Did you just happen to have the cowboy hat?
Mom: Oh for God's sake!
And that was that.
If you are lucky enough to still have your mom around, be sure to give her an extra hug today, or call her and make sure that she knows you are thinking of her. Because someday, sadly, your chances will run out.
But if you are lucky like me, you'll still be able to wonder in what universe people brought "horses around so they could take your picture" ...
Happy Mother's Day, Mom. We love you and miss you every single day.