Before tractors became mass-produced and were affordable by most farmers, horse power drove the sharp points of huge spades into the dirt to prepare the land for planting. Here, two young boys guide their horse-drawn plows along rows of rich soil that will soon receive cotton seeds. Work horses were invaluable to farmers without motorized machines. They trained from a young age to steadily plod along a straight line until its owner deemed it time for a rest and some food and water. The horses were silent, sure footed, persevering, and never asked for anything but some consideration and rest at the end of a hard day’s work.
Plowing Field with Horse Power
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