Two Horse Power

This two-horse team with their two humans came from Middlemarch, Otago to compete in the National Ploughing Championships 2018 at Thornbury, Southland, New Zealand.

Sean Leslie the ploughman began horse ploughing five years ago. Casey Rae drives the horses, she began in May 2017 and loves it. The Clydesdale horses are Anna and Nugget. Nugget has already competed in three finals but this is the first national event for Anna. The plough is a Reid and Gray single furrow plough.

There’s a lovely photo of the team (humans and horses) in this article published 13 April 2018 – its where I found the above information. Ploughing with horses ‘luck of the draw’ from Rural Life. Nice photo and a good read.

Photo by Nigel

btyPhoto above: the team ploughing down the field away from the spectators

rsz_pcp2_03Photo above: Anna and Nugget arriving back at the spectator end of the field

rsz_pcp2_04Ploughing a long furrow

Text and photos by Liz unless otherwise attributed; Exploring Colour (2018)

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  1. “WOW, Gem, WOW!” said an enchanted Benjamin and that was just seeing the first photo by Nigel! “But, why are they digging up lots of dirt?” I explained about ploughing on a farm and ploughing here to win a prize. He is amazed that “they can get a prize for digging up dirt?!” Nugget and Anna remind me of horses that were on my Gram’s farm. I remember a plow like this too, but my Father was handling it while my Uncle drove an old red tractor. They ploughed fields and the rest of us planted potatoes. That was hard enough, but harvesting the crop was worse. For every little piece of potato planted, there were loads of potatoes to pick up. I detested it!! Benjamin and I are enjoying the photos of the horses and the ploughing. We also visited the link, Benjamin loved the photo there too. Thank-you x 2!!

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    1. It was lovely to hear all about your x2 responses. I remember picking up potatoes too, just for a day some summers from a farmer friend’s paddock. I’m not surprised you detested the potato work especially if you did it for days on end! Thanks to you both for reading!


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