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5 horse power at Pontet Canet

5 horse power at Pontet Canet

Turbo, one of Pontet Canet’s 5 stocky Breton draft horses, resting in his stable during the recent heatwave in Bordeaux where températures got up to 37°C. The horses get days off when températures are over 30°C. The horses are responsible for working in 40 hectares of the vineyards of Pontet Canet (which represents about half of its property) to spray herbal profusions on the plants and to plough in between the rows and around the vines causing less compaction of the soil than a heavy tractor.

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