Old ways are still the best on this Devon farm.

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The times they are not changing down on Jonathan Waterer's Devon farm.<br />
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He still uses a team of magnificent Shire horses to work his 100 acre property near Barnstaple, just as it was done for hundreds of years before the arrival of the internal combustion engine.<br />
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His magnificent heavy horses - which weigh nearly a ton and can be well over 6ft at the shoulder - are much cheaper to run than gas guzzling tractors, as Mr Waterer grows oats to feed them and the only other food they need is grass.<br />
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Mr Waterer says 'the traditional methods may be more time consuming, but I feel it is part of our identity and we can reap the benefits'