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Rock 'n' Roll

Rock and Roll shown by Dick Edder, owned by Elizabeth Edder of Colorado Springs, CO. I have watched Rock and Roll compete in Pueblo at the Colorado State Fair, and Denver at the Stock Show.

In times gone by, heavy work around ranches was done through the brute pulling power of these muscular horses. Communities created competitions as part of their local festivals to see whose team could pull the most weight. Horse pulling matches often became a main attraction during festivals in ranching communities. Some teams of horses can pull as much as 5 tons; 10,000 pounds.

"Rock 'N' Roll" 24” x 18” oil ©2006 Deborah Rae Nelson