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contents : From 1870 - 1914 : Farming

Summary: Horse Power

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Before the appearance of the tractor the horse was the farmerís main source of power. Horses were used to power a simple horse threshing machine, but on farms they were most commonly seen working in the fields harnessed to a plough. Many of the farm horses were English shire breeds and the tradition of ploughing with horses has been kept alive at annual ploughing matches.

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