Photographer's Note

THE BRETON DRAFT HORSE is famous for its sturdiness. It gradually stopped being used on farms, during the 1950's, as it was replaced by tractors and cars! Yes, the draft horse was used for farm work and for travelling , when they were harnessed to horse-drawn carriages.
My grandmother was an expert at driving such a carriage, and she used to take her grandchildren, visiting friends and family, with pride.
Then, when the last horse left the farm, it was too late for her to learn how to drive an automobile, and she suffered very much from her loss of independence!
The draft horse was nearly forgotten for a while, apart from a few die-hards, who carried on breeding them out of passion for horses, but they are back in force now, as more people have taken a passion in their breeding, and more land is available for keeping them on.
More info in WS.

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