Every summer while we vacation in Maine we go to the Topsham Fair which is a small town country fair with animals, carnival rides, good food and harness racing. I love the ox pull, something I've never seen anywhere else. This gallery shows the first day of competition which included the youth groups and younger teams. The oxen are not harmed and are trained just for these contests of strength.
Nice images, Betsy. Hope you are enjoying Maine. Look forward to seeing you in Tallahassee in the fall.
Judy in CA(non-registered)
You are such a good photographer! It does one good to know there are so many oxen pairs being so carefully raised and trained. I'd love to have their eye lashes myself...Thanks for the trip to the Topsham Fair.