Heavy Horse display a ‘blast from the past’

August 4, 2016

Last Tuesday 26 July, Warialda horseman Eric Pevy and his mate Cr Stuart Dick provided a demonstration of heavy horses pulling various farming implements showing how working a paddock used to be before modern day technology and GPS controlled tractors!

Residents from Naroo Aged Care facility in Warialda, CHSP (formerly HACC) clients from Delungra and Warialda, Warialda Hospital and Bingara Men’s Shed were some of the more than 70 people who attended.

The weather was perfect and a gold coin donation raised funds for the Cancer Council with everyone provided with a cuppa and morning tea and later a sausage sandwich for lunch.

Eric and Stuart had four horses in old time horse collars and throughout the course of a few hours they demonstrated a sickle bar mower, scarifier, rake and other implements.

We saw teams of two, three and four horses pulling various items including a caravan wagon. There were also demonstrations of a horse drawn carriage, sulkie and a pack horse.

While it was educational for the younger people in attendance, it brought back memories for some old timers and provided a good day out for all.

The event was capably coordinated by Elaine Burnett.