48 Horse Power

Global Horse Culture Archive on January 10, 2008, 4:00

Hitching multiple horses to a vehicle can get unmanageable pretty quickly - control of the horses gets more difficult for the driver, and more people are needed on the vehicle and on the ground to guard against mishaps. Steering becomes more and more unwieldy - with a large number of horses only straight lines or gradual turns are possible. Usually if you see dozens of horses in a hitch, it is in an exhibition, and more astonishing than practical. This amazing hitch of 48 Belgians at a fair in Illinois has to be seen to be believed. They sure would get the fields disked more quickly than two