A century ago, power on farms was provided by one and a half
million heavy horses, the pride of rural Britain. Today, heavy
horses in the countryside are a distant memory, except Sillywrea
Farm in Northumberland. It is the last farm in the country where
all the jobs requiring the strength and power usually provided by
machinery are still done by horses. John Dodd's family have lived
at Sillywrea farm for more than 150 years and horses have always
been the source of power. The work is hard, but John, his
son-in-law David Wise and their five huge Clydesdales run the farm
to the rhythms of the seasons, allowing nature to lead the way. The
Last Horsemen provides a glimpse of a unique way of life and, in
today's world of intensive farming and mass-produced food, is a
reminder that we can still learn from the past.
Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate?
Let us know about it.
Does this product have an incorrect or missing image?
Send us a new image.
Is this product missing categories?
Add more categories.
Review This Product
No reviews yet - be the first to create one!