Horses at Work at the Barns

Horses at Work

Horses at Work

(Oct 2011)  Max, Mindy, and Sam belong to Doug Smith.  An old log was dislodged by the plow.
Max, Mindy, and Sam belong to Doug Smith.

(Oct 2011)  Plowing the field west of the barns during the Open House, Oct 8, 2011.  Three Belgian horses pull the first plow.
Plowing the field west of the barns during the Open House, Oct 8, 2011. Three Belgian horses pull the first plow.

(Oct 2011)  The two Belgian mules belong to Geoff Wilson of Ottumwa.
The two Belgian mules belong to Geoff Wilson of Ottumwa.

(Oct 2011)
Horses pulling a plow.

(Oct 2011)
Horses pulling a plow.

(Oct 2011).  Later in the day two of Doug Smith's Belgian horses pull a disc.
Later in the day two of Doug Smith's Belgian horses pull a disc.

(Oct 2011).  During our Open House some other horses were housed in the Mare Barn stalls. This one thinks it is time to leave.
During our Open House some other horses were housed in the Mare Barn stalls. This one thinks it is time to leave.

(2004)  Draft horses backing up to a loaded hay wagon. The hay had been stored in the barns for many years. The Show Barn is in the background.
Draft horses backing up to a loaded hay wagon.

(2004)  An old horse-drawn Road Grader was found on the farm among other discarded items.
An old horse-drawn Road Grader was found on the farm among other discarded items.

(Oct 2011)  The same Road Grader on display in the farmyard.
The same Road Grader on display in the farmyard.

Photos by Jeff Fitz-Randolph

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Link to Louden Machinery Company website.

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