Here’s another mystery!
Perhaps someone out there remembers Codi, Old Town’s Favorite Horse. I can find nothing about Codi when I search the internet.
This horseshoe with its plaque is likely noticed by very few people. It was placed inconspicuously at the top of some steps that lead under the train and trolley tracks at the Old Town Transit Center. These particular stairs aren’t often used.
I’ve lived in San Diego about twenty years, and I stumbled upon this horseshoe memorializing Codi just this afternoon!
Was this metalwork created at Old Town’s blacksmith shop?
Did Codi live in the corral beside Seeley Stable, where donkeys reside today? Did Codi provide rides or participate in parades? Are there photos of Codi?
Next time I see an Old Town San Diego State Historic Park ranger, I’ll try to remember to ask about Codi.
If you know anything, everyone would love reading your comment!
Mystery solved! I now know the history of the horseshoe, and have posted photographs of Codi. To learn about Codi, click here!
A couple months later I noticed the bit of graffiti had been cleaned away, so I took another photo…