Friday, September 26, 2014

Now Dancer, Prancer + Blitzen: Be Good Boys.

Wellllllll, the big Shires aren't exactly named after Christmas reindeer, but our neighbor Lisa loves her work horses as much as any kid who believes in Jolly Old Saint Nick loves his Rudolph.

These big guys earn their keep.  Lisa is a committed sustainable farmer. She uses the Shires (there's a Percheron in her four-in-hand, not pictured) to plow, hay, pull wagons, and other chores that her forbears may have done a century-plus ago.

It's impressive to watch our neighbor in action.   More than a little humbling and awe-inspiring to know that a 110 lb. horsewoman can handle 6000-plus pounds of steeds.

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