Peter Keeling - July '06
Three items involved -viz:baulk and two swingle trees
attached.SOUTH yorkshire area. We would also use a weight
and chain and a polishing iron under certain conditions.
I will be happy to draw you explanatory sketches if
interested. We reckoned 1 acre a day with a couple of
Shires and half as much again with a pair of Clydesdales,
but these fellas have been known to sort the men from
the boys "Suffolk Punches - miserable sods.
Ryan O'Donnell - Sep 05
them horses are class.
i plou myself. im15 and from the moy p.s
i am in the n.i ploughing match this year with a john
deere and a kverneland plough
Margie Walker (Texas) - July 2004
I have a horse collar which I believe came from the
civil war in the USA, I had the bridle too but sold
it some time ago. The bridle had US cavalry stamped
on it. I had intended to repair the horse collar but
never got around to it. Can you give me any information
on these collars?
John Carter Stott - July 2004
This article brought back happy memories for me when
at the age of fourteen I was in a ploughing match at
a farm which was owned by a farmer named Ian Grant.
The farm was at Farsley near Bradford, which is now
mostly housing and has been built on. At the ploughing
match I had a pair of half legged bays - so called because
they were usually half bred Clydesdale with not much
feather (or hair) on their legs. The plough that I used
was named a COOK plough which had a long mould board.
At the Ploughing match, at which by the way I was representing
Bradford Young Farmers club, I had no one to help me
open out the first furrow, I had no lead man, and in
spite of that I got a special prize, of which I was
very proud. On looking back I think the prize would
be for the youngest competitor, and not for any excellence,
although at the time I felt I had made a reasonable
Thanking you once again for a very enjoyable web page.
Miss Jackie Wade - June 2004
It was lovely to see my boy MARCUS ploughing. Marcus
was my first Clyde that I bred. I owned him until he
was three then I sold him on to George Robertson who
broke him to drive and plough. George sold him on to
his friend Bertie. I always regretted selling him as
he is a horse in a million!!!!!
Bertie Hanna ploughing with Marcus and Adam