Southern Draft Horse Pull

DRAFT HORSES STRUT THEIR STRENGTH AT THE NATIONAL DRAFT PULLING CHAMPIONSHIP

The Southern Draft Horse Association sponsored the National Draft Pulling Championship, featuring more than 45 teams of sturdy workhorses at The Villages Polo Club. The sport of horse pulling is simply that—a team of horses pulling heavy loads. The best horses in this competitive sport are worked daily to prepare for the contests. Some may think it’s not good for these horses to be pulling such heavy loads, but the truth is, draft horses were bred to handle weight and pulling. The winning lightweight team was Durgin Pulling and the winning heavyweight team was Roger and Smock.

Photos by Nicole Hamel

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