But when you're 5'3" tall, sometimes harnessing them can pose a problem. I don't have any pictures of me trying to heave a harness on the back of a percheron, but I do have a picture of one of my friends attempting too put one on Skip.
We're about the same height, so you can see the task we have before us.
Meanwhile, here is a snap of me as I was getting Moe, a Shire, harnessed.
I don't have a lot of pictures just yet, as we're busy learning about how to do this, and I'll be doing it all summer, I'm sure I'll get plenty of Kodak moments ahead.
Meanwhile, here's a shot of me with one of the Belgians,
Squirt is a bit headshy, so you have to watch his big floppy ears, but otherwise, he's rather mellow like most of the other drafts.
By the end of this summer, I'm going to be in great shape.
Meanwhile, now the Dude horses are in. We spent all day yesterday and today riding them.
I'm very sore, but having a ton of fun riding these guys. So far I rode four dude horses; Gotch, Rosco, Eric and Ringo; and got to be a wrangler riding a beautiful Bucksin named Rail Road, who's currently a bit out of shape. So we made good company.
I mentioned I'm not the greatest horseman out here. These trails rides sortof confirmed it, I've never been formally trained on riding a horse, so I'm guessing by the end of this summer, I'll be a regular pro.
A line of Dudes. I'll have more written about them next time I find internet access.