Ghosts of the past were brought to life at the Selkirk Saddle Club on Friday morning as Dan Boltwood and Barry Ozero harnessed their four huge Percheron horses to a century-old steel plough and began preparing a field for hay planting this spring.
“Once upon a time this would have been a common sight on the Prairies,” Ozero said. “Not any more.”
He and Boltwood are planning on using a team of horses to plough, disc and harrow the field at the west end of the Saddle Club grounds this week. They planned on having all of the ploughing done today (Friday, April 9), with Ozero doing the discing this coming week.
Here are some images of the two men with their plough horses at work: