Using real horsepower


There aren’t tractors or four-wheelers at Running Creek Ranch in northern Elbert County, which has about 1,000 head of Limousin cattle. The ranch owners, the Freund family, use teams of Belgian draft horses, a family tradition since buying the ranch in 1970.

Joey Freund, one of the ranch owners, says the horses are more efficient and reliable — and quieter — than the alternatives, and there is camaraderie with the horses.


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