Heavy horse power... Farming with Percheron heavy horses

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Heavy horse power... Farmer Robert Sampson uses 6 massive Percheron heavy horses to prepare the field before planting grass seed at his plot in Harbridge, near Ringwood in Hampshire.<br />
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Robert doesn't use a tractor to work the land insisting on traditional horse power, he is a fifth generation farmer on the farm which his family have worked with horses since 1885.<br />
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It takes him three times as long to till the land as it would with a tractor, but Robert insists the economic benefits as well as his enjoyment more than make up for the slightly slower progress.