Beasts of Burden; Draft Animals at Work
Apr 14, 2013
from 10:00 AM to 04:30 PM
|Where||Barrington Living History Farm|
|Contact Name||Jon Failor|
|Contact Phone||(936) 878-2214 x246|
Livestock trained to work, such as horses, mules, and oxen, played a vital role in the operations of early Texas farms. Whether it was pulling plows, harrowing fields, hauling cotton or cultivating corn, beasts of burden made light work of sometimes daunting tasks. Join Barrington Living History Farm and the Texas Draft Horse and Mule Association in a unique opportunity to experience draft animals at work. Various aspects of field preparation using horses, mules and oxen will be demonstrated, with hands-on opportunities at scheduled times. Activities are dependent on weather and soil conditions.
“Beasts of Burden; Draft Animals at Work” will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 13 & 14, at Barrington Living History Farm, home of Dr. Anson Jones, last president of the Republic of Texas. It is located within Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historical Park off Highway 105 between Navasota and Brenham on FM 1155.