Iowa Draft Horses and Mules








Iowa Draft Horses and Mules

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9/28/13:
Interesting way to load and move some hay. I doubt Jim has any neighbors that ask to borrow this machine to do their own hay.


9/27/13:
This shot looks like a postcard. I'm not sure who took this picture but I'm glad they sent it on.


Putting up hay is not a task to do by yourself.


Mowing near New Virginia.

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9/25/13: Pretty sure this is Gerald doing what he does best - supervising.



8/23/12: What a great way to spend an early summer evening for a kid and his pony. This is Henry Franzen near Indianola last night.



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7/11/12: Mark Reeves from Indianola sent me this picture of the threshing event east of Milo last Saturday. These guys are as driven as the mares because the heat index that day was 105 degrees and full sun. What a brutal day for threshing!

 

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6/2/12: The club had a nice day for the Draft Horse Fun Show  and clinic in New Virginia, IA. Here's a picture of a teamster driving one of the teams down the street in this small town.


Also, I found this team patiently waiting fo rtheir time in the ring. Looking at the grass you can see that they have been standing there for a while - that's a good sign of a well broke team. Standing still is one of the most improtant things to expect out of your horses.

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5/19/12: One reason to wait on spreading manure with your recently rebuilt New Idea spreader could be letting the eggs hatch in this nest, the manure can wait. 

 
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5/19/12: Have you seen this green barn in Iowa? It's on a major east/west highway. I like the color but I do wonder how and why they decided to paint it green. It does look sharp but I have never seen another one this color. Who says barns have to be red or white?
 

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2/24/12: Percheron stud colt born Feb. 20th, 2012. 

  

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2/8/12: The warm winter weather has allowed a lot of us to get some projects done that were scheduled for spring. Here's a central Iowa barn that got new siding this past week. It looks great.

 





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11/8/11: I like this picture. This young man showed complete confidence in his ability to drive a team. I bet he would do fine on a sukly plow. 






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