Belgian Triplets

Three brown draft horses pull through a snowy prairie.


It was early January when I went out to visit a good friend from university, Geoff Hoar at San Emideo Ranch. He purchased these Belgian mares and worked with them, teaching them to drive. Its pretty unique to see a triple team, and even more spectacular because they look very similar. In this photo, these 3 beauties pulled a sled that was set up to feed round bales to the cows.

We made four trips just before dusk. The horses worked well together, crushing through snow drifts, backing up to retrieve hay bales, and waiting patiently for gates to be opened. Sometimes it’s nice to do things the old fashioned way even though it takes longer. It was quiet and peaceful for everyone.

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Innisfail, AB


January, 2017



Belgium Team of 3 helps feed cows during the winter.