"Painted pieces of Nature!"
Something you may see on your travels around Australia, is Rocks, Mounds of Earth, in-fact anything that may resemble something, is either painted, or gouged out to to resemble it.
I have seen a Rock on Tamborine Mountain painted to look like a Piano, and it does!
And ... When coming from Beaudesert way to Boonah, there is a burnt out Grass Tree that somebody has painted eyes and a mouth on it...........It now looks like a "Savage"
It has been here for "donkey's years" and I hope it stays for ever!
Quite clever what people come up with!
It is located not far from turning left off the Beaudesert road, and heading to Boonah.
It is situated on the L/H side of the road, in a paddock.
- Road Trip
BOONAH CLYDESDALE & HEAVY HORSE FIELD DAY
The Clydesdale & Heavy horse field day at Boonah is in its 2nd year (JUNE 2014).
If you like these "gentle giants" of the horse world, who are known for being placid, their beauty and strength, then next year come along to the Boonah Showgrounds.
The Clydesdales in Australia date back to early European settlement. In the 1850s, the breed was used for ploughing, sowing, cropping, hauling loads of timber and wool, and clearing the densely forested land.
Do you remember the familiar "Clip Clop" of the Clydesdale coming to your house to drop off the milk or perhaps it was the Greengrocer, I do! Memories at one of these shows come flooding back. People we didn't know began talking to us, and yes, it was about the "old" times.
How nice to see these horses on show and not forgotten, because the Clydesdale played a very important part in the settlement of Australia.
As this is a new show, it isn't big. We spent half a day and enjoyed watching the ploughing demonstration done using horses, then another demonstration of a horse working the corn husking machine, quite a hard job in the olden days.
Lucky the Heavy horses are so quiet, as we watched the farrier putting new shoes on one of the Clydesdales. I wouldn't want one of those big hooves to kick me!
Horses brushed so their coats shone, with their manes and tails tied with ribbons headed into the show ring to be judged - what a picture they looked!
Stalls on site selling horse gear and other crafts, plus reasonably priced food.
Free parking on site.
Entry was free to the Boonah Clydesdale & Heavy Horse day
Follow the signs to the Boonah showgrounds.
- Family Travel