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Horses for Hay

Leave it to Craig Haythorn to incorporate horses into the task of putting up hay. The Nebraska rancher, whose family owns and operates Haythorn Land & Cattle, is always looking for ways to work with horses. During haying season, he uses a beaver slide stacker to build large hay stacks. It's the way farmers and ranchers put up hay before tractors. The team of Belgian horses are hitched to a pulley attached to a platform that lifts hay up and on top of the hay stack. While visiting with Craig Haythorn for a story in the November 2008 issue, I got the opportunity to watch true horse power at work.

Leave it to Craig Haythorn to incorporate horses into the task of putting up hay. The Nebraska rancher, whose family owns and operates Haythorn Land & Cattle, is always looking for ways to work with horses. During haying season, he uses a beaver slide stacker to build large hay stacks. It's the way farmers and ranchers put up hay before tractors. The team of Belgian horses are hitched to a pulley attached to a platform that lifts hay up and on top of the hay stack. While visiting with Craig Haythorn for a story in the November 2008 issue, I got the opportunity to watch true horse power at work. Leave it to Craig Haythorn to incorporate horses into the task of putting up hay. The Nebraska rancher, whose family owns and operates Haythorn Land & Cattle, is always looking for ways to work with horses. During haying season, he uses a beaver slide stacker to build large hay stacks. It’s the way farmers and ranchers put up hay before tractors. The team of Belgian horses are hitched to a pulley attached to a platform that lifts hay up and on top of the hay stack. While visiting with Craig Haythorn for a story in the November 2008 issue, I got the opportunity to watch true horse power at work. Here, a ranch hand and the horses wait for the next load of loose hay to be pushed onto the platform.

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