America’s history has long been linked with domestic animals. It is hard to imagine what our nation would have looked like in its early years without the hard-working horse and ox, let alone the backyard flocks of chickens. While many, many breeds have been important to our nation throughout the years, a few stand out…… Continue reading 10 Animal Breeds Important to American History
If you have a flock or herd that you have to manage on a regular basis, adding a canine partner may be a big help.
Acquire the knowledge necessary to choose and purchase draft animals, and then learn to work them in the field, woodlot, or market garden.
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Heavy Horses is probably one of the most comprehensive yet beginner-friendly draft horse resources on the web.
Is your dog an athlete? It takes a little extra care to bring a dog to this level of performance. This book will walk you through the process.
A collection of short tales about trail horse Zorro and his training. Readers will learn about DeMuth’s efforts to implement natural care and riding methods with her horses.
Too many family ranches these days are supported by a spouse’s off-ranch income. But this book by Cody Holmes proves that it doesn’t have to be this way!
In the United States, oxen, horses, and mules are the traditional draft animals of choice. Donkeys are also common. But all of these animals tend to be rather large. What if you have a smaller farm to work? One option is to consider a miniature horse or donkey. Another is to try something completely outside…… Continue reading 5 Unconventional Draft Animals
You may be wondering if you can really have it all. After all, weren’t modern livestock breeds specialized for a reason? Let’s find out.