We met up with Paul and Darlene Miller from Windy Creek Farm in New York while we were at the annual North American Suffolk Horse meetup at the Ashtabula County fairgrounds in Ohio. As usual we were on our way to Horse Progress Days and decided to take a Bowman left.
There aren’t that many Suffolk Punch horses around anymore. It’s really a shame, because a rich history, smarts, and hardworking traits all in one compact package aren’t as common as you would hope anymore. We enjoyed our get-together for many reasons last Fall at The North American Suffolk Horse association’s annual gathering – the Punchers, we might call them. But the thing that truly made it memorable was to meet a group of people who encapsulate those characteristics that we see in the horse itself. They show an appreciation for the history of their breed. They’re hardworking, but not showy about it; And they do it all with intelligence, compassion and grace, in one small but mighty organization.
We’re looking forward to the Fall, Ralph, and we plan on meeting up with you, Ken and Val, the (this couple’s name here), and the rest of the small but mighty Suffolk Punchers at the Ashtabula County Fairgrounds in October. And if you arrange to have us experience that thundering rain again, we’ll turn up the microphones.