Heavy horse power put on display in ploughing contest
Heavy horse power was the slow but steady form of land cultivation at a Westcountry ploughing match.
Equine enthusiasts from across the South West turned out for the Lanreath & District Ploughing Association ploughing match on Saturday.
Demonstrations of the battle to plough the straightest furrow were given by heavy horse experts Alfie Trethewey and Bryony Gill.
Despite light rain, many people turned out to watch the young shires plough the land at Dobwalls near Liskeard.
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Hill ponies were used for centuries as workhorses performing almost every heavy duty chore imaginable.
But it has been several decades since any were employed to undertake agricultural work such as ploughing fields.
The ploughing match season continues in Cornwall on October 5 when the Truro and District Ploughing Match Society hosts an event at Chacewater near Truro.