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    Dan Carter gets thrown from his forecart as his team of gray Percherons get spooked while competing in the obstacle course. Carter was not injured and he and his team continued in the competition held at Russell Springs last Saturday. (Record Photo)

keeping history alive

These draft horses aren’t just for show

There was a time when draft horses were essential to a farming operation - from plowing to harvesting.

Dan Carter is among those still keeping that memory and tradition alive.

Carter brought a team of gray Percherons to the first draft horse competition held in Russell Springs last weekend. The show was part of the Trails to Rails which celebrated the 150th anniversary of Fort Wallace.

However, Stanley and Bo are much more than show horses.

“These are actual working horses,” says Carter, who made the trip from Loomis, Nebr. “We plow with them and put up hay with them. This is a farm team.”

Vance Redden of Wray, Colo., echoed the same sentiment as he was preparing his Clydesdales for Saturday’s competition.


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Scott City, KS 67871

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