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Trick question
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bob ny    Posted 02-01-2005 at 11:08:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
which pulls more a horse or an ox providing they are both hooked up correctly( horse in harness , ox in yoke and both weighed the and same both mature there is a posidive answer to this a good horsman will know as will good ox teamsters the answer will fool a lot of people i would guess about 75% will not know


bob ny    Posted 02-01-2005 at 12:29:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
somwhere in my archives i have a photo of a team of horses plowing snow with the plow in front of them if i find it i will print it it looked to me like it had three poles going all the way back
at least as i remember it


mark    Posted 02-01-2005 at 12:39:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
If it's the same setup I've seen the tongue
goes forward to the plow instead of backward.
The team still hitches the same, just the force
is directed diffrently.


mark    Posted 02-01-2005 at 12:17:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
They're really not pulling, they're pushing


bob ny    Posted 02-01-2005 at 12:25:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
i would take it that you worked around horses
when i was young and foolish i could bet at the bars and drink half the nifht free people just take it for granted that they pull


mark    Posted 02-01-2005 at 12:36:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a few Belgians : )


bob ny    Posted 02-01-2005 at 12:48:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
i was 11 yrs old before we had a tractor we did everything with a heavy and light team, grades not high priced, but workers pop took better care of his horses then he did us kids alwats said we could look out for our selves the animals couldn't


mark    Posted 02-01-2005 at 12:52:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's what I hear from old family stories, you
always took care of the team/s before you
looked after yourself.


I am a tard...    Posted 02-01-2005 at 12:21:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
You are of course correct...

Good one Bob NY!!!

Salmoneye, Blushing With Shame


Peanut    Posted 02-01-2005 at 12:21:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oooooh - that's a good answer.


Salmoneye    Posted 02-01-2005 at 11:47:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ox...

Lower center of gravity...



bob ny    Posted 02-01-2005 at 12:07:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
not the right answer i used to drink half the night for nothing on this one


Lets see...    Posted 02-01-2005 at 12:14:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
You gave us either the Hrse or the Ox for choices...

You told Peanut that the horse is wrong...You told me that the Ox is wrong...I can only conclude that your 'trick' is that you will say that they are evenly matched...

You may want to take it up with the website below though...

Oxen are able to pull more than horses opund for pound...They just do it more slowly...

Salmoneye,

:-)



bob ny    Posted 02-01-2005 at 12:21:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
a good horsemsn and agood teamster knows niether pulls a load the horse pushes on the collar the ox pushes on the yoke think about it


Pete's sake    Posted 02-01-2005 at 15:50:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
With that logic a tractor PUSHES against the back side of a hitch pin.


See my...    Posted 02-01-2005 at 12:23:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Answer above...

I am still a tard LOL

Salmoneye, Emperor of Tardvile


Peanut    Posted 02-01-2005 at 12:20:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't have a website so I am going from memory.

- An oxen cannot stand on three legs so it must be hoisted to shoe it. Many times people did not.

- A horse properly shoed can pull for longer periods of time than an oxen because of shear stamina and it can negotiate better because it can stand on three legs. The Romans began using horses to pull once they figured out that shoeing the horse was a big benefit.

Awe crap - too scientific for me. What's the answer Bob? It probably something like a Gorilla. LOL


Peanut    Posted 02-01-2005 at 11:27:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Horse - as long as it is properly shoed


bob ny    Posted 02-01-2005 at 12:05:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
not the right answer


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