Chore horses at work in the cold

At the Just farm west of Yorkton horses are still used to help with the chores.

Kristina Just drives the team of Buddy and Bart (Fjords), which are used to feed cows grain every other day in cold weather.

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The cattle now know the sound of the sleigh and meet the team at the gate.

They are also used to haul manure from barn and chicken coop out to the field, as was the case Tuesday.

For those unfamiliar with the Fjord breed of horse, Wikipedia details; the Fjord horse or Norwegian Fjord Horse is a relatively small but very strong breed from the mountainous regions of western Norway. It is an agile breed of light draught horse. All Fjord horses are dun in colour, with five variations in shade recognised in the breed standard One of the world's oldest breeds, it has been used for hundreds of years as a farm horse in Norway, and in modern times is popular for its generally good temperament.

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