If you read my blog last week, you know that I’m very excited for the Ohio State Fair Draft Horse Show to start. I decided that maybe if I drove my Percheron draft horse mare, Julie, that it would not only help me prepare for my county fair at the end of August but it would also get me even more in the mood for the draft horse show at the state fair.
After harnessing the horse and dragging the cart around and hitching it to her, I have even more admiration for the folks that show draft horses. My cart and harness are really heavy.
Julie is an experienced show horse. She was shown in halter, cart and team classes up to the four-hitch at state fairs when she was younger by her former owners. She knows what she is doing, but I don’t.
We took a few laps around the arena and a few trips up and down the road. She will get her scotch bottom shoes on soon and she always becomes excited at horse shows so I’m sure we will both be ready by the fair.
Enjoy this video of our little practice session.
See you at the Ohio State Fair Draft Horse Show!