Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Real horsepower!

Independence Day... one of my favorite holidays of the year.  Not for the fireworks - but for what it means.  Freedom isn't free, it was purchased at great cost from the blood, sweat and tears of soldiers, sailors, airmen and other people who have served in this great country's military forces for the last 200+ years.  God Bless America!

My celebration includes the annual horse pull in Edgerton whenever I can make it to the event.  This year was one of those years and my little phone video camera was able to capture this video of one of the heavy class competitors (these horses often weigh over a ton apiece!)

Unfortunately, I don't know the name of the competitors or their horses, but it was nice to see a Percheron in the mix this year.  Usually it is all Belgians.  I've got a special place in my heart for Percherons, since that was the breed of my first team - Dick and Dan.