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Big horses working at Rama

A connection to the farming of the past
RAMA - It was all about the horses and what they once meant to farming as the PALS Draft Horse Field Day was held in Rama over the weekend. 

Teamsters from as far away as Humboldt, Yorkton and Bjorkdale gathered to demonstrate a range of horse drawn equipment. 

Held Saturday and Sunday, events included working a disc of summer fallow, driving four horses abreast pulling a binder which dated back to the late 1940s or early 1950s to cut an oat crop, and hauling sheaves to a McCormick threshing machine which also dated back to the 1940s. 

Among the horse breeds used were Clydesdales, Percherons and Brabrant/Belgians. 

The teamsters included: Kristina and Jillian Just of Yorkton, Lloyd Smith of Pelly, Morgan Wallington of Pelly, Cameron Last of Lintlaw, Royden Crone of Humboldt, and Rae Rosenkerr of Preeceville.