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Beasts of Burden

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Plowing the land was a quintessential 1850s farming skill! Livestock trained to work, such as horses, mules, and oxen, played a vital role in the operations of early Texas farms. Whether it was pulling plows, harrowing fields, hauling cotton, or cultivating corn, beasts of burden made light work of sometimes daunting tasks. Join Barrington Plantation and the Texas Draft Horse and Mule Association in a unique opportunity to experience draft animals at work! Various aspects of field preparation using horses and oxen will be demonstrated, with some hands-on opportunities. Activities are dependent on weather and soil conditions. Contact us at BarringtonPlantation@thc.texas.gov or 936-878-2214 x248 for more information


March 16
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Barrington Plantation State Historic Site
12300 Park Rd 12
Washington, Texas 77880
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