Draft Animals

Draft Animals

Welcome to the world of draft animals!

We are pleased to announce the release of a new book: Draft Animals: 100 Answers for Harnessing Animal Power by Michelle Lindsey.

Acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to choose and purchase a draft team, and then learn to work them in the field, woodlot, or market garden. This book uses a unique Q&A format to deliver concise answers to your most pressing questions.

Learn key information for getting started:

  • Determine if draft animals are right for you.
  • Choose between oxen, horses, mules, and donkeys, or something less conventional.
  • Select the breed that will best fit your environment and method of working.
  • Purchase and bring home a team.
  • Feed and care for your working animals.
  • Choose equipment such as harnesses and implements.
  • Work with draft animals safely and comfortably.
  • Train a draft team from scratch.
  • Consider breeding your own draft team.

Along the way you will also learn about the history and biology of draft animals.

Draft Animals is the first book in the Country Living Answers series, a new series Homestead on the Range is launching to directly answer frequently asked questions about a variety of country living topics. These are questions that country living enthusiasts like you really ask on a regular basis.

So get started with animal power! Find answers to your questions today!

Available at Amazon as a paperback or eBook.

Free sample pages are available for preview.

By hsotr

Pulling from nearly 20 years of experience, Michelle Lindsey started Homestead on the Range to help Kansans and others around flyover country achieve an abundant country lifestyle. Michelle is the author of four country living books. She is also a serious student of history, specializing in Kansas, agriculture, and the American West. When not gardening or pursuing hobbies ranging from music to cooking to birdwatching, she can usually be found researching or writing about her many interests.