Trav­el­ling the old fash­ioned way

Mansfield Courier - - COURIER | OPINIONS/PEOPLE -

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Though the very no­tion of such a trip seems some­what out of date, that is ex­actly what Vicki and Bill Hig­gins, along with other mem­bers of the Her­itage Draugh­thorse Club, did re­cently.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.

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