Saturday, October 03, 2009

Eco Living - One Horse Power

This is Millie, a recent arrival at Tombreck. She is being trained to pull timber up from the woods for fuel etc. And here is Jean who has worked with horses before and has been helping to train her.
Apparently, in times of yore, horses would have trained each other. A young learner horse would just have been harnessed up alongside an old expert. All this stuff we are re-learning...

Horse-power is a lot different to tractor-power, you can't just stick a key in the thing and off you go. (Mind you horses don't need diesel and tractors can't breed.) The eco-way does generally seem to involve a lot more work and skill.

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