Carl Russell, of Bethel, Vt., hauls two bales of hay from his farm to where his two new horses, Mike and Tom live at Stitchdown Farm in Bethel, Vt., on May 8, 2015. Russell "adopted" the draft horses in February, and has worked put more weight on both the horses, who were malnourished when he acquired them. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Carl Russell, of Bethel, Vt., hauls two bales of hay from his farm to where his two new horses, Mike and Tom live at Stitchdown Farm in Bethel, Vt., on May 8, 2015. Russell “adopted” the draft horses in February, and has worked put more weight on both the horses, who were malnourished when he acquired them. (Valley News – Sarah Priestap) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Carl Russell, of Bethel, Vt., hauls two bales of hay from his farm to where his two new horses, Mike and Tom live at Stitchdown Farm in Bethel, Vt., on May 8, 2015. Russell “adopted” the draft horses in February, and has worked put more weight on both the horses, who were malnourished when he acquired them. (Valley News – Sarah Priestap) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

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