Mick revs up horse-power
THE grass has been trimmed, the machines are cleaned and the horses are nearly ready.
Mick Bradford’s popular heavy horse day is on again this Sunday and preparations are forging on.
Mr Bradford, who was enjoying his midday lunch at 4.20pm yesterday, said there were still a couple of things left to do before the crowds poured in Sunday.
“We were working the horses this morning and got the place tidied up a bit,” he said.
“We have to make sure all the machinery is clean and working properly. For the last 12 months it has just been sitting in the shed.”
This Sunday will be the 11th event for the Yangan heavy horse whisperer and as usual, the money raised will go to RACQ CareFlight.
Mr Bradford said he hoped to raise between $6000-$8000 this weekend.
“I’ve had quite a few enquiries and I’ve even got one bloke coming from Townsville,” he said.
“Others are coming down from the central coast, Gayndah and another bloke who got flooded out in Grantham.”
Visitors can expect a huge range of heavy horse displays and machinery, including chaff making, corn shelling, blacksmith work, haymaking and pony rides.
There will also be about seven market stalls and a number of food stands including camp-oven meals, ice cream and hamburgers.
Mr Bradford said he hadn’t looked at the weather forecast, but said the day would go on unless it was pouring with rain.
The weather forecast won’t disappoint visitors though, with meteorologists predicting it to be mostly sunny.
The heavy horse day is at Mr Bradford’s property at 122 Swanfels Rd and will begin at 9am. Entry is $5 per person.
More information contact Mick Bradford on 4664 8209.