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Horse Pulls

Last week was our little town’s Black & White Days, so named for the Holstein cattle shows dating back to 1912. Apparently, this is the “longest running Holstein cattle show west of the Mississippi”.

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Giving the horses some exercise before competition.
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The sled itself weighs 2,000 lbs.

I didn’t take any photos of the Holstein. Tuesday-Friday held various cattle shows and other judging for 4-H and FFA. The kids and I checked things out in the middle of the week, catching a glimpse of a cattle show on our way to the youth council’s hamburger stand.

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Adding 500 lb. barrels.
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Bringing the horses around to hook them.

Saturday held a full day of events, beginning with a chuck wagon breakfast. There was a fun run, highland games, and several food vendors selling typical fair food- fry bread, corn dogs, deep fried Oreos, caramel corn, and elk burgers? The day wrapped up with a parade, followed by the most popular event, the horse pulls.

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Bringing his horses to a stop, having made the pull.

Aren’t these draft horses beautiful? There were three competitions: light-weight, medium-weight and heavy-weight. There was usually eight competitors per competition.

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My lovely daughters.
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This team did not want to hook!

Competitors came from neighboring states and of course, our own town. In years past, we’ve had competitors from Canada as well.

โ™ฅ Have you ever watched a horse pull? Does your town have any annual celebrations? I’d love to hear about it!ย โ™ฅ

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4 thoughts on “Horse Pulls

  1. I love horse pulls! Our little county fair has so many cool competitions and, although it’s turning more into a carnival, it’s still got plenty of animal stuff for this old gal. Our boys were in 4H and I remember having a car full of lambs! lol

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