Another photo taken by my father in 1954.
Two working horses and two men harvesting potatoes in a field, on the Isle of Skye. This would have been a rare sight even in 1954, tractors would mostly have replaced horses by this time.
The horses have pride of place in the photo; the men are recognisable but nicely out of focus.
I have always assumed the horses are Clydesdales, but I really don't know for sure.
I'd love to hear from someone who can do a positive identification.
The band Jethro Tull took their name from the 18th century agriculturist who invented the *horse* drawn seed drill.
To bring all the connections full-circle, Ian Anderson of the band, who wrote the song Heavy Horses, used to live on Skye, where the photograph was taken.
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