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Old Princey, Isobel Tennant. Jim Leggat, John Robert
Orkney. 1931?

Courtesy Janice Pires (daughter of the late James and Barabara Tennant)
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Picture added on 21 November 2010 at 20:34
Unusual to have a single horse in what looks a standard plough.
When only one horse was available quite often a work ox would be harnessed along with the horse.
Added by Jim. G on 21 November 2010
Dont think that would be a normal plough. More like a drill plough working between drills of some sort of veg. They usually made a small rut to heyp control weeds and help drainage and only needed one horse
Anonymous comment added on 25 November 2010
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