Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Driving journal 6-17-08

Yesterday, Alison and I hung out with Pete and Rex—Sterling College's draft horse team—and learned how to harness them and attach an implement. It'll probably take a few more times before I get it down, but it was pretty manageable. I'm excited to learn the lingo so I can talk about this stuff without sounding like an idiot.

We hitched up a chain harrow (which acts to spread nutrients around the pasture and destroy parasite eggs) and drove that around for a while. We learned how to negotiate turns safely by always walking on the outside of the turn, and we started to get a general idea of what it feels like to control a working horse.

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