“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.
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. […]
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 […]
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Are draft animals outdated?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. […]
Donkeys are well suited to work on smaller farms. Even a miniature donkey can pull a small cart of vegetables or firewood.
Mules are superb in low-input farm situations. The question is whether or not you are one of those special people who can get along with a mule.