keeping history alive
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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