You can Lead a Horse to Water

The tradition of shrimp fishing dates back to the 13th century, but it is an art that almost died out. Not long ago, only three mounted shrimp fisherman remained. That number has grown to 19 as people in the Belgian village of Oostduinkerke work to sustain their cultural heritage. “The strong Brabant horses walk breast-deep […]

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Horse power

Even 21st century technology can sometimes benefit from some good old fashioned horse power. Take Fred, one of the Belgian workhorses owned and driven by Claude Desmarais. Fred isn’t pulling a carriage for tourists in Central Park. No, he’s pulling fiber optic cable through the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. When the terrain is too rugged […]

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Thank goodness for real horse power!

Here’s a way to earn some pocket money this winter with your horse! We’ve had enough snow ’round here to make it worthwhile to teach Freedom to drive.

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Imagine hitching up 46 percherons to plow a field!

I’ve heard of monster trucks. But what about monster hitches? “Big Hitches” are part of rural history. Farmers with large tracts of land often used multiple horses or mules. In fact, the first equalizing hitch (like the one we use on our trailers today) was designed in the 1900s by Buster Talkington to ensure that […]

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