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    09-09-2011, 12:41 PM
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Showing
Going to a horse pull tonight

I'm pretty excited to take an evening away from the barn to do something with the family. Though it's still horse related One of the state parks is hosting a pull tonight. They have a working farm and use all of their own drafts to operate it. They are hosting the pull to raise funds for their farm.

It's been years since I've been to one and my hubby & daughter have never been. I hope they like it or I'm going to be in trouble, they are giving up the last night at our drive in theater for the year to go to a horse event.

I'll share pics when we get home.
     
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    09-09-2011, 06:08 PM
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Weanling
Hitch up your Quarters, MH, and see if they can give the big guys a run for their money. LOL

Have fun, looking forwards to pictures.
     
    09-09-2011, 07:00 PM
  #3
Showing
I'm excited to see pictures!
     
    09-09-2011, 08:04 PM
  #4
Showing
Well guys I will have a few pics later. Sitting here crying now. I just watched one of the horses blow out a fetlock, the joint literally exploded. They got him in the trailer and the vet followed :(
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    09-09-2011, 10:35 PM
  #5
Showing
Sad & fun night both. Spoke to a gentleman afterwards and apparently the weight wasn't distributed enough towards the front of the sled & when it popped up it came back down and caught the shoe of the horse. I'm going to assume he was put down, they loaded him in the trailer and took him behind the barn


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These are the BIG boys that won. As a team they weighed in at 4400 lbs and made a full pull of 12,400 lbs.
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    09-09-2011, 10:41 PM
  #6
Green Broke
Wow that last team is huge. Are they Belgians?
     
    09-09-2011, 10:42 PM
  #7
Showing
Yes.. I was kind of surprised. There were 15-20 teams, all Belgians.
     
    09-09-2011, 11:09 PM
  #8
Showing
Wow, gorgeous pictures, so sorry to hear about the one horse that got hurt though, that's always tough to watch .

It always amazes me how much those horses can pull, I just wish they would teach them to pull like a real team instead of all that prancing, jerking, lunging, scrambling stuff they normally do.

BTW, that huge team that won is one heck of a stunning team. Wowee, they look like a couple of brick houses.
     
    09-09-2011, 11:16 PM
  #9
Showing
So you just watched or participated as well? Probably QHs would be as good at that as those giants! Lol!

Nice pics!
     
    09-09-2011, 11:24 PM
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Showing
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Wow, gorgeous pictures, so sorry to hear about the one horse that got hurt though, that's always tough to watch .

It always amazes me how much those horses can pull, I just wish they would teach them to pull like a real team instead of all that prancing, jerking, lunging, scrambling stuff they normally do.

BTW, that huge team that won is one heck of a stunning team. Wowee, they look like a couple of brick houses.
It was hard to watch. I've only seen one other break in real life and it was at a TB race.

My mom & I were talking about the dancing around and false starts. Reminded me of a hot headed contesting horse. There was ONE team who didn't act that way. The older gentleman in the 4th photo. He made his team stand quiet for 30 seconds or so and eased them into their collars. He got a lot of applause.

I fell in love with the big boys. Their chests had to be 3 ft across. Wonder how much hay they go through in a winter

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So you just watched or participated as well? Probably QHs would be as good at that as those giants! Lol!
Ha! Maybe if they had a "mini pull"! Woodstock has become a champ at dragging logs, maybe a new career huh?
     

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