The horses came from all over the country... all beautiful. I saw some of my favorite breeds: Percherons, Belgians... even a Haflinger team show up.
I roamed around with my camera and parasol, admiring the teams. The judges were assessing the straightness of each furrow, as well as evenness of depth, neatness of the dirt... even the temperament of the teams.
This was one of the most impressive teams.
And yes, this foal was absolutely adorable in person. Quite the personality he had!
The judging lasted long into the afternoon of the second day. I talked with some of the judges who are farmhands for the historical farm, and they were able to tell me how the judging was going. It was fun keeping tabs on each contestant.
This man's team was gorgeous... harness included!
I liked these Belgians. They were very sweet tempered and did really well.
Yeah there's the Ohio countryside. Kinda flat and boring... I know. :P
Over all it was a lovely weekend of horses and history. And now the fields are plowed for planting alfalfa for the stock during the winter. The steam group even brought out the steam engine and made steamed corn for all of the visitors as well as other period food.
Hope you all had a lovely Labor Day weekend! Oh and I was flattered by the enthusiastic response on my Vera Bradley knock off... so.... I am working on the tutorial for y'all!