Al Tinkham of
Hesperia, Michigan has been competing in horsepulling events for 27 years.
He presently has one pair of horses that he uses to compete in the heavyweight
and open classes in his home state of Michigan. Al's son, daughter,
grandson and granddaughter also are part of the pulling Tinkham family.
Now that Al is retired he has even more time to spend competing with his family
at horsepulling events. He lists the event at Boyne Falls, Michigan
as his favorite pull to compete in during the season. He told us he
considers himself very fortunate to have raised a lot of his own hookers and is
content to have turned over most of the hard work these days to his grandson
Al Tinkham at Luther, Michigan
photo courtesy of Cecil Darnell