In the photo galleries below you will find photos
of Heavy Horses, aka Draft Horses, and Oxen. Once indispensable
in agriculture, foresty, and transportation these powerhouses were at
the brink to extintion after tractors and trucks took over in the 1950s.
However, a few enthusiasts kept the breeds alive, and showing their Belgians,
Clydesdales, Percherons, and Oxen is a much anticipated
highlight for many visitors of Provincial Fairs and Agricultural Exhibitions.
Horse and Oxen owners please note that use of these
photos is permitted for your own personal use!
If you find a photo posted
that you would like removed from a gallery just let me
know and I will take it off-line ASAP (email me the file number shown
below the image).
The size of images
in the web galleries is only suitable for On-screen viewing and your Social
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If you find a photo that you like to get for your own personal use
in higher resolution and without the watermark (to get a print made
or such) send me an email (email@example.com) with the file number you
see below or above the image and I will send you a file
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up to 8x10 or 8x12 .
Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Brookfield,
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Ross Fairgrounds, May 11, 2019; Horse Pull Singles
Ross Fairgrounds, May 11, 2019; Horse Pull Light Teams
Ross Fairgrounds, May 11, 2019; Horse Pull Medium Teams
Ross Fairgrounds, May 11, 2019; Horse Pull Heavy Teams
Farm Heritage Centre, October 20, 2018; Provincial Plowing Match
County Exhibition Draft Horses; Saturday September 15, 2018
County Exhibition Horse Pull; Friday September 14, 2018
Farm Heritage Centre, September 2, 2018; Harvest
Farm Heritage Centre, September 2, 2018; Ox Pull
Truro , August 25, 2018; Draft Horse
4-In-Hand and Carts
Draft Horse Show, June 2, 2018; Farmer's
Pull Heavy Teams
Draft Horse Show, June 2, 2018; Wagons
Farm Heritage Centre, May 12, 2018; Planting Day
Heritage Centre, October 21, 2017; Provincial Plowing Match
(The gallery includes photos of oxen. The
other "tractors" of farmers before mechanization)
Windsor, September 15, 2017; Fall Fair - Horse Pull
Provincial Exhibition, August 25, 2017; Carts and Wagons
Windsor, June 3, 2017; Spring Draft and Driving Show - Log Pull
Windsor, June 3, 2017; Spring Draft and Driving Show - Weight
Windsor, June 3, 2017; Spring Draft and Driving Show - Carts-