Sunday, February 17, 2013

Breaking The Trail

On Saturday Bob and our friend Dick hitched Nickel and Tom, to Dicks sled.
In preparation for Sundays Winter fest , they were off to "break the trail".

"Breaking the Trail" is a phrase teamster's use in reference to opening a sled path that has not yet been used.

You can see Tom with his head up , in a bit of a hurry.

Nickel keeps a nice safe and steady pace, head down all buisness'

Tom has some settling in to do , he needs to learn that being a farm horse has a different pace, than being a pulling horse.

Breaking trails in deep snow can be hard work.

This is the team walking back to the farm, after parking Dicks sled at the club house.

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