Many visitors to the show - some rather pleased to still see active work horses around, others fascinated by the nowadays uncommon sight of work horses in harness - took the time to stop and examine the many different horse-drawn tools which had been brought along for exhibition and demonstration.
Most of the tools were hitched to the horses throughout the afternoon, such as a horse-drawn lawn mower, a ground-driven manure spreader, a field roller, chain and spring tooth harrow, a stone boat, a plough, a potato spinner - which attracted many spectators.
After a dull and damp start of the day, it became quite hot throughout the afternoon, and soon, all participants -horses and humans alike - were sweating. But then there were cold minerals and ice-cream on sale nearby, so all was good!
Henry liked his outing so much, especially the fact that he was in company of two teams of extremely good-looking mares, that he did not want to leave...an hour and a bit later, he gave in and finally straggled up the ramp into the trailer, and we whisked him away on our long journey back home...
For more photos from the show, go to our photo gallery!