Dixie Draft Horse, Mule, and Carriage Auction, November 2012
The day after Thanksgiving is always the first day of the Dixie Draft (as we call it at my house). My daughter Hannah and I drove 2 hours to Troutman, NC to what turned out to be the biggest of these auctions I've ever seen. The place was packed, there was nowhere to park, and the crowds were so large we couldn't get near the auctioneers. So instead of watching auctions, we just watched people, horses, mules, donkeys, and a couple of goats, and a whole lot of really tiny dogs. People with huge horses seem to favor tiny dogs. Next Dixie Draft is in March of 2013.