"I have been working teams of horses and mules most
of my life, so when I signed as a student in Fred
Scott's Sparrow school, I was not sure what to expect,
but later, as I think about the experience at the
driving school at Bundoran Farm, I remember that the
school started as a class but developed into an event
that remains one of the most enjoyable of my memory.
Shown here, Roscoe's Percherons Jeff & David
are preparing to back out of the wagon barn under
the guidance of Dr. Ann Dunnington
of Virginia Tech.
Roscoe continues "It was a great class for starting
off driving horses on the right foot. The experienced
instructors all allowed the students to make mistakes
- without hurting any person or horse - and that ended
up developing the confidence of the less experienced
"It was nice to see that not all the old-timer teamsters
are gone; some are still around, they are keeping
the knowledge alive, and they participated in the
driving school at Bundoran Farm. I loved it."
Roscoe was a also big help as we built the American
Work Horse Museum in Lexington, VA. He has a great
knowledge of work horse equipment and its use.
In the fall of 2003, Roscoe sold these beautiful horses
to the Nemacolin Woodlands
Resort and Spa, where we also offer driving instruction.
They will live a good and well-cared for life there.
Check us out with: Roscoe