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Mother’s Day marks start of pulling season

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by Matthew Wilson

BARTON – People have looked to horses as a symbol of strength for longer than humanity can recall.  Ridden and worked, these beasts once took center stage as engines to perform feats that manpower alone could not accomplish.  A good draft horse could work a plow, pull a cart, or turn a mill, all important jobs requiring a necessary endurance.  Today, the things a workhorse might have done, can easily be managed through other means and horses are now predominantly kept for show.

A car or tractor may be taken for granted as an everyday luxury, but horses led to these standards everyone enjoys.

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