Betsey took us all out to spend a day with John Erskine, a retired draft horse trainer and her personal mentor and longtime friend. Boy, does this man know horses (he's been working with horses for 45 years!). Not only did we get a personal tour and introduction to each of his horses, but insightful musings on equipment, horse care, and horse temperament.
The keystone of the trip was learning the basics of driving a workhorse; we each got to try our hand at it, taking turns as the driver for a solid two or three hours.
This horse is only 9 months old! He's huge!