Final post

Here’s my final post of my visit to the International Plowing Match, held last weekend in Chatham-Kent (C-K).

I arrived at the arena after the Canadian Cowgirls, an equine demonstration team based in C-K yet appears across North America, began their performance. The crowd had already pressed up close so I was at the back and shooting blind, holding the camera as high as I could reach and pressing the shutter button. The breeze was briskly blowing, challenging the riders’ ability to hold their flag steadily while also riding their routine.

It was a moving performance. A lover of horses and teamwork, I was a bit misty eyed at the end.

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Heavy Horses

I went to the 2018 International Plowing Match today. The IPM is a big deal for rural Ontarians (and politicians – excuse me while I rolleyes) and this was my first chance to go.

I avoided politicians and spent a good amount of time watching and admiring the horse plowing competition. As things started, this handsome team walked by.

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