MOST people’s hobbies are fairly easy on the home and pocket, even those whose collecting mania has required them to build a shed or an extra room on the house.
But Tatong residents Kristin and Max Marriott of Aarunga Stud have maintained an old family tradition of Max’s and keep Clydesdale horses – just as a hobby, even though some are sold to buyers from time to time.
And the hobby will now be enjoyed by thousands on November 15 at the Mansfield Show, where the ‘Clydies’ will lead the show’s grand parade.
Four of these horses are going from Aarunga Stud, eight from Nathalia, two from the Carlton Brewery, plus others.
This will be a real Clydesdale celebration – a first for the show.
In past times Clydesdale horses were the real ‘workers’ on a farm, pulling loads, ploughing, and providing the motive power for everything that needed doing.