The B Team - Line Dancing -  by Al Bourassa

The B Team - Line Dancing - by 

This foursome is the rear portion of an 8-hitch team so the better horses are in the front, and yet I marvel at their coordinated footwork.. I had never seen an 8-horse hitch done in 2 sets of 4 abreast before, except in statues in Europe.
Taken Canada Day July 1/09 at the Bar U Ranch near Longview, Alberta.
They have a long history of raising purebred Percherons.
These amazing horses are bred for pulling heavy loads and have huge feet the size of dinner plates, strong necks and shoulders, and incredibly powerful haunches.

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  • KatsEye
    KatsEyeover 5 years ago

    Awesome capture Al. They look just fav. Excellent.

  • Thanks Kathy. I saw this team of eight work on the 1st of July, then saw another team in the Heavy Horse Pull at the Calgary Stampede on the 12th. I am always amazed at the coordination on these gentle giants! Just look at the footwork on the fellas!! They look like they are line-dancing!! I am going to change my title accordingly….

    – Al Bourassa

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago


  • Nobody has called me that since grade school, lmao!!

    – Al Bourassa

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenover 5 years ago

    Wonderful Al, the B team looks A1 to me !!

  • Thanks Sean. I notice they are almost in unison but they had just completed a turn so the inside guy on the left had to wait for the others.

    – Al Bourassa

  • Danielle Knight
    Danielle Knightover 5 years ago

    Beautiful animals, you have captured them well Al.

  • Thank you Danielle. Location, location, location, lol.

    – Al Bourassa

  • Daniela Weil
    Daniela Weilover 5 years ago

    Wow, great capture of this beautiful horses Al

  • Thank you Daniela. Their incredible coordination sure adds to their appeal.

    – Al Bourassa

  • Daniel J. McCauley IV
    Daniel J. McCa...over 5 years ago

    What a gorgeous team! Excellent capture, Al!

  • Thanks Daniel. I do agree they are gorgeous!

    – Al Bourassa

  • nikspix
    nikspixover 5 years ago

    That’s awesome! Great shot!

  • Many thanks Nikki for this lovely comment.

    – Al Bourassa

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 5 years ago

    lovely capture…

  • Thank you my friend. I appreciate that.

    – Al Bourassa

  • skyhorse
    skyhorseover 5 years ago

    Al these guys are stunning & I’ve not seen an 8-horse hitch in that formation of 2 × 4-abreast either, did you get a shot?

  • Thank you. Yes, I have some shots of the full hitch that will be posted over the next few days.

    – Al Bourassa

  • Brad Sumner
    Brad Sumnerover 5 years ago

    Beautiful team! Great work!

  • Many thanks Brad. They certainly catch your attention!

    – Al Bourassa

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