Horse Ploughing and Country Skills

Saturday 21 February was the annual Horse Ploughing and Country Skill Day at the Ulster Folk Museum, Cultra. This is always held the week before the Mullahead event which is the highlight of the ploughing calendar and this year is celebrating 100 years of horse ploughing with 50 pairs – 100 horses.

The Cultra event is always popular and as well as the ploughing and country skills demonstrations visitors have access to the Folk Museum with the many exhibits on town and country living  of around 100 years ago and every time I visit I find something new of interest.

In the past this event has been plagued by wet weather resulting in muck and more muck. This year it snowed but then the clouds cleared, the sun came out and it turned into a beautiful clear day.

Check out the fourth image down – I can’t walk this straight!

 

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Horse ploughing

 

Horse ploughing
Horse ploughing

 

Horse ploughing
Horse ploughing

 

Horse ploughing
How straight is that

 

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