Vicki Higgins has a passion for traditional farming

Vicki and her husband Bill are determined to preserve our history, even one hoof at a time

HARD WORK: Vicki (inset) and Bill Higgins cut their oat crop by horse last week – they will be hosting a display at this weekend’s Maindample Country Fair.

”IT’S bloody hard work, but someone has to remember how to do it.”

That’s the way Vicki Higgins describes her passion for farming traditionally.

And by traditionally, we aren’t talking about a cute 1960s model John Deere tractor – we are talking about farming using a tonne of horseflesh.

Vicki and her husband Bill are proud members of the Heritage Draught Horse Club, a small group of people who are determined to preserve our history, one giant hoof at a time.

Although she was born in an era when horses were already phased out, Vicki was nonetheless a rider from a young age.

Her father, a jockey, probably passed on the genes – and in one form or another, Vicki has had horses for most of her life.

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