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Working Horse day 2015

3 Oct 2015

Working Horse cartMake hay while the sun shines!
With the treble themes of horse power, agricultural heritage and education, the fourth BHS Scotland working horse day took place in blazing Perthshire sunshine in early October with eighteen different rigs and over 200 members of the public attending.

Working Horse 2015 ForestryThe packed timetable covered field work; ploughing, carting, harrowing, horse logging, work for individual ponies including deer saddles for the Highlands and peat carrying creels for the Eriskay pony,  showing, turnout and care.

Working Horse Hay MakingThe most popular feature demonstration being hay making by heavy horses from Dave and Robert Nelson, Benny Duncan and Ross Kinnaird along with all their helpers. They used hay mowers, turners, kickers and rakes put through their paces alongside a Tumblin Tam which brought hay to the hand made stack. The climax of the hay-making theme was the operation of a pike or ruck maker by Bill Allan, who had brought it all the way from Silloth in Cumbria to use in conjunction with a green crop loader behind Benny Duncan’s pair of Clydesdales.

Working Horse RuaridhBHS Scotland was indebted to all our performers including; Robert Sibbald and team, Ruaridh Ormiston, Helena Macdonald, Maggie Macrae, Mary McGillivray, Janice Kirkpatrick, Jen Roy and Andrew Whitaker for bringing their amazing working horses and ponies, their machines and their harness.

The legendary BHs Scotland tearoom did a roaring trade in the traditional Scottish fare of soup and stovies.

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