From the Thoroughbred to the miniature donkey and beyond, here are some of the top breeds from our Horse & Donkey Breeds guide.
“Fitting the Collar” is a handy online video that explains the subject well. A must for current or future draft horse owners.
The primary goal of organic no-till is essentially the same as that of conventional no-till—to protect soil from erosion.
These books may pique your interest and give you some insight into the old-fashioned art of making harness.
Acquire the knowledge necessary to choose and purchase draft animals, and then learn to work them in the field, woodlot, or market garden.
Heavy Horses is probably one of the most comprehensive yet beginner-friendly draft horse resources on the web.
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.
Are draft animals outdated? Definitely not, teamsters of all types would be happy to tell you. Draft animals have several advantages over machinery, especially when it comes to sustainable agriculture. They don’t require petroleum to run, they are less likely to compact the soil, and they can provide a valuable boost to soil nutrient levels.… Continue reading 3 Promising Niches for Draft Animals
Donkeys are well suited to work on smaller farms. Even a miniature donkey can pull a small cart of vegetables or firewood.