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TITLE
The horns of an ox
EXTERNAL ID
AB_HFM_SCHOOL_042
PLACENAME
Newtonmore
DISTRICT
Badenoch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kingussie and Insh
CREATOR
Clare Maclean
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
356
KEYWORDS
schools
animals
agriculture
working animals
horns
cattle
The horns of an ox

Oxen are large cattle trained as draft animals. An ox is usually male and is often castrated. Oxen usually worked in pairs for ploughing and transporting cargoes but larger teams would also have been seen. Although oxen were slower than horses and took longer to train they were able to pull harder and longer than horses and were less prone to injury which made they highly suitable for a lot of agricultural work. This set of ox horns came from the West Highlands and are displayed on the wall of Knockbain School.

Knockbain School was a timber and corrugated iron kit school originally built in Kirkhill parish near Inverness. Kit schools such as this had a classroom, a cloakroom, a teacher's store and a toilet. Knockbain School was re-erected at the Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore in 1999 and has been set up to resemble a school in 1937.

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The horns of an ox

INVERNESS: Kingussie and Insh

schools; animals; agriculture; working animals; horns; cattle

Am Baile

Highland Folk Museum Schoolhouse

Oxen are large cattle trained as draft animals. An ox is usually male and is often castrated. Oxen usually worked in pairs for ploughing and transporting cargoes but larger teams would also have been seen. Although oxen were slower than horses and took longer to train they were able to pull harder and longer than horses and were less prone to injury which made they highly suitable for a lot of agricultural work. This set of ox horns came from the West Highlands and are displayed on the wall of Knockbain School.<br /> <br /> Knockbain School was a timber and corrugated iron kit school originally built in Kirkhill parish near Inverness. Kit schools such as this had a classroom, a cloakroom, a teacher's store and a toilet. Knockbain School was re-erected at the Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore in 1999 and has been set up to resemble a school in 1937.