Travelling the old fashioned way
WHAT better way to enjoy the start of spring than by harnessing up your draught team and spending a few days on the road.
Though the very notion of such a trip seems somewhat out of date, that is exactly what Vicki and Bill Higgins, along with other members of the Heritage Draughthorse Club, did recently.
Setting off from Aldous Road, the cavalcade camped overnight on their way to Woodfield, just past Bonnie Doon.
Vicki and Bill are often sighted around Mansfield with their draught horse team, and each year use horse power to harvest their farm produce.
They were also part of the record breaking team who, in May this year, earned a spot in the Guinness Book of Records for having the most horses ploughing a field simultaneously.
If you would like more information on the Heritage Draughthorse Club, check out their Facebook page of the same name.
Vicki and Bill along with members of the Heritage Draughthorse Club will be demonstrating their working horses at the upcoming Maindample Country Fair to be held on Sunday, October 30 at the Maindample Community Park.
HANDMADE: Travelling from Mansfield to Ancona was this hand restored carriage, lovingly returned to its former glory by Colin Jarvis.