Mick Bradford’s heavy horse day is on again this Sunday May 4.
Mick Bradford’s heavy horse day is on again this Sunday May 4. FILE

Go back in time on Sunday

MICK Bradford is busily preparing his Yangan property for thousands of visitors expected at the Heavy Horse Day on Sunday.

Spectators will get the chance to see teams of heavy horses in harness using their strength to plough paddocks, cut crops and pump water.

With a team of 12 working clydesdales, Mr Bradford will take spectators back in time to the days when horse power was a means of survival.

"I can remember mucking around with them 70 years ago when I was about five," Mick said.

"I used to work horses and cultivate the garden when I was still in primary school."

Surrounded by the mountains of the Great Dividing Range, Bradford's property makes the perfect venue for this unique event.

Activities start at 9am, with a range of stalls and displays running throughout the day. There will be stew and camp oven damper available for those looking for a bite for lunch. Other attractions include an animal nursery, live country music and a range of displays including a blacksmith and saddle-maker.

Entry is $10 per person, with proceeds going to RACQ CareFlight.

"We gave CareFlight $10,000 last year," Mr Bradford said. "Hopefully we can give them that again."

The Heavy Horse Day is held at 122 Swanfels Rd in Yangan, with plenty of signs on the road to point visitors in the right direction.



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