Horsepower is something that has lost it’s meaning when people are unable to relate it to a current experience. And although at the WI State Fair you aren’t able to feel the power, you can see it during the horse pull competition. There teams of two draft horses pull together to lift and carry a set amount of weight 27 feet and 6 inches. This display of strength from horse that are viewed as gentle giants, is really showcases true horsepower!
Mike Zibell has been horse pulling for 40 years, and shared with me how you train a horse to pull, and some of the quirks of horse pulling competitions.