Heavy Horses is probably one of the most comprehensive yet beginner-friendly draft horse resources on the web.
For truly small farms, these draft animals can be quite useful in their own way, transporting tools, produce, firewood, small children, or whatever else is required.
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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.
The horse has always been and still remains a great favorite with some who work with draft animals.
For truly heavy farm work, such as clearing land, the patient, hard-working ox is difficult to beat due to his impressive strength and great stamina.
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