Friend, photographer, artist, historian and fellow University of Edinburgh alum, Jess Lessard, gave me and several other friends a small challenge, to post a photo a day for five days and write a little something about it. (My photo of Johnny Bower was my first submission, since it was a fun story). This photo comes from a draft horse pulling competition in Caledon, Ontario in June 2013. Essentially it's a competition to see whose gigantic horses are the strongest. Bred for ploughing fields and pulling heavy cards, these horses needed little encouragement from their trainers to do what they were designed to do. Above is my official "submission", shot with a Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8. Below is a detail shot that I quite like, shot with my Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8.