The photographs in this post are from the archive collection at Ryedale Folk Museum. Thery depict some of the tasks that were undertaken by horses such as ploughing, pulling a reaper and potato harvesting. Threshing was mainly done with the aid of a steam engine, but these were gradually phased out with tractors replacing them.
This gentleman is demonstrating how corn was threshed before the advent of a horse drawn reaper.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year From Everyone at Ryedale Folk Museum.