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Working The Fields 1
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Some Zeeland farmers are in the possession of one or more (Belgian) draft horses. These farmers are usually member of the 'Zeeland working draft horse foundation'. The draft horses aren't actually used for the daily agricultural work, but are kept as a hobby where they're used from time to time for, by the foundation organized, folklore events. On March 30, 2019, such an event was held at the Zuid-Beveland peninsula, Zeeland, The Netherlands. This time the horses worked the field with the use of antique or out-dated (no longer used on daily basis) agricultural equipment.

For the horses, it was apparently an 'outing'. If they had been able to speak, they would undoubtedly have said that they had enjoyed the event and the by the audience shown interest for it.

This and future photos were taken at this event.

PS: by checking-out this link and this one one may get a better impression of this event (only available in the Dutch language however).

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.Dunstickin
04/03/19 7:50 AM GMT
These heavy 'Cart' horses (as we call them)..certainly do a lot of work, and love to do it too!..
Great capture here..

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::Ramad
04/03/19 9:17 AM GMT
Even if tractors have taken over the job it is always nice to see something like this occasionally. Nice and well taken photo Cornelius.
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::biffobear
04/03/19 12:31 AM GMT
A good one...And these horses are gentle giants....R.
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.GomekFlorida
04/03/19 2:25 PM GMT
Those are some beautiful and large horses!
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::trixxie17
04/03/19 3:28 PM GMT
Those horses are beautiful Mr. C. and of course very tall for this kind of heavy work - beautiful capture of "the old way"of doing things.
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::Vickid
04/03/19 5:26 PM GMT
How in the world are you able to take such detailed and incredibly perfect photos??? The clarity, the light, the angle, wow, all stunning. What a beauty of a scene. Your work is remarkable. I am running out of adjectives with you!
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::0930_23
04/03/19 7:55 PM GMT
They remind me of our famous Clydesdales, SEA. They prefer Budwieser (can, bottle or draft) it doesn't make any difference.
I bet these could use a "cold one" after a hard day's farming. Horses and men.
Sorry about the trivial remarks.
Great shot and the horses make the men look like munchkins.

TicK


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People are like cameras--sometimes they lose focus.
.mesmerized
04/03/19 10:11 PM GMT
They also remind me of the Clydesdale horses we are familiar with here...these two look so strong and powerful, dwarfing the men and farm equipment they are pulling...good shot, SEA.
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.icedancer
04/03/19 10:53 PM GMT
Fabulous shot and love the action of the horses and the hard work of the farmers. Downloaded and favd
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.Nikoneer
04/03/19 10:55 PM GMT
All that power... wow... Belgians are terrific horses. I got to visit and photograph a team during a "Sodbuster Days" annual celebration near here and once one learns their body language, particularly in their ears, it's possible to have a conversation of sorts with them, albeit a little one-sided.

-Nik
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::tigger3
04/03/19 11:10 PM GMT
I love Belgians, and what a terrific capture, big and beautiful and so well done by you. tigs=^..^=
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::jerseygurl
04/04/19 1:05 AM GMT
Those horses are beautiful animals Cornelius - puts me in mind of the Clydesdale horses used by Budweiser beer pulling the beer cart - Excellent Capture and narrative!!!!!!!!!!
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::ro_and
04/08/19 6:31 PM GMT
excellent capture .... Ro
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