Mick Bradford is preparing his horses for the big event on Sunday.
Mick Bradford is preparing his horses for the big event on Sunday. Candyce Braithwaite

Horse day evokes era of working

FOR those who have a love of horses, farm machinery and Australia's history the Heavy Horse Day is for you.

For the past 12 years Mick Bradford has opened up his Yangan property to the public and put on a historical show.

This Sunday, May 5, Mick will invite the community to watch fascinating static displays of horse-drawn equipment, along with demonstrations of blacksmithing, wheelwrighting, hay and chaff making, and cornshelling.

This event also showcases other farming activities from the 1800s and 1900s, including displays of farming equipment from those eras.

Mick said he was looking forward to the event.

"We missed out on having it last year," he said. "We got rained out, but we're back for another go on Sunday.

"It's a great day for families, very educational."

Visitors will see examples of farming equipment from the Sunshine Harvesters Works and many others.

The Heavy Horse Day event has raised over $100,000 for RACQ CareFlight.

Gates open at 9am, entry is $5 and traditional food like stew and damper will be on.

Phone Mick Bradford on 4664 8209 or email mick@heavyhorseday.com.



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