The appeal of pony pulling

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Frankie Way of Lancaster, New Hampshire, formerly of Lyndonville, with one of his teams, Cannon (left) and Thunder at the New England Pulling Pony Association Roundup at the Orleans County Fairgrounds.  Photo by Tena Starr

Frankie Way of Lancaster, New Hampshire, formerly of Lyndonville, with one of his teams, Cannon (left) and Thunder at the New England Pulling Pony Association Roundup at the Orleans County Fairgrounds. Photo by Tena Starr

copyright the Chronicle October 14, 2015

by Tena Starr

BARTON — Pulling ponies of all sizes came to Barton over the weekend for three days of a sport that predates mechanization but is still beloved by many.

The New England Pony Pulling Association held its annual roundup in Barton this year, drawing competitors from a half dozen states.

Frankie Way of Lancaster, New Hampshire, was one of them, and he tried to explain the sport’s allure for him. He was walking Cannon and Thunder, one of his teams near the barns. His other team is named Rock and Peach.

He is also the driver for a monster team — Buck and Dreamer, owned by… To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe:

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