Logging Horses at Ames Plantation

Logging Horses at Ames Plantation

A pair of logging horses show how things were done in the old days at the Ames Plantation Heritage Festival near Grand Junction, Tennessee. During the day, these logging horses were loading and unloading logs and then pulling them around the festival as a demonstration of how horses were used in the logging industry. And in fact, these horses aren’t just for show. Horses are still used in logging work in our area, because they can get to places where trucks can’t easily go. So while this was a demonstration of the past, it is also a demonstration of the present. It is interesting to learn that sometimes the old ways are still the best ways.

It was always neat to see them come by the area where Laura was selling her jewelry whenever the horses would make their rounds. And I did have a chance to stop and see them loading some logs for just a moment. How does a horse load logs onto a trailer? Watch this:

horses loading logs

What is a great big log to a great big horse? Not much work at all, it seems.

Now if we could only teach our horses to do something useful like that, we would have it made.

Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men, knowing that you will receive the reward of an inheritance from the Lord. You serve the Lord Christ. - Colossians 3:23-24

About the Photo:

I gave this photo a bit of a vintage look with some desaturated colors and rather strong contrast. I thought it worked well with the tight depth of field to create a somewhat old-looking yet new photo.

A single RAW exposure, processed in Photoshop. Read more about the photo software and gear I use at the camera gear page.
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10
Lens: Olympus M.Zukio 25mm f1.8


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