Jim Davis Sr. from
Bowdoin, Maine has been pulling horses for twenty-six years. He presently
has five horses and primarily competes in the Sweepstakes classes in Maine but
from time to time can also be found in the 3400 and 3600 pound classes.
Although the State of Maine is famous for its distance pulling Jim prefers to
compete in the 12 foot elimination classes. Whether he wins or loses he
can always be seen leaving the ring with a smile on his face. On occasion
you may also find his wife Jane also competing. Jim makes a living as a
carpenter and also doing some logging. In September 2002 Jim had an
accident while pulling at the Oxford fair. He lost his toes and part of
his right foot when he got it caught under the drag. The accident was just
a minor setback and the following April he was right back at it competing
at the "Pull of Champions" in Syracuse, New York. Four years later on the
anniversary of his accident he went back to the Oxford fair and won the blue
ribbon with the same pair of horses. Jim a victim of "Horsepulling Fever"
can be found each winter anxiously counting the days until spring and the dawn
of a new pulling season.
This biography is my
Christmas present to my father Jim
Merry Christmas Daddy!
Love your baby girl!