There are several thousand Anatolian Shepherds in the United States today, making it the 84th most popular dog according to 2016 AKC statistics.
Pros, cons, and uses of the withers yoke for zebus and the less common ox collar.
When most of us think of an ox yoke, we tend to envision the long, gracefully bowed piece of wood resting on the necks of a pair of oxen. This traditional neck or bow yoke certainly has had an important place in American history, but it is not the only option for aspiring teamsters today.Continue reading “Ox Yokes and Collars: Neck Yokes and Head Yokes”
Are you ready for fall? Spend a little time watching the birds, caring for the animals, and stocking the pantry.
The story of the Suffolk Punch horse is that of a quiet farm worker, lacking in incredible incidents, but nevertheless important.
The Shire’s legendary strength comes in handy in all types of draft work. It is equally at home pulling heavy loads in the arena, the woodlot, or the field.
The Shetland Pony is too small for all but the youngest riders. Nevertheless, it brings hours of pleasure to those little ones under either an English or a Western saddle.
Today, most Poitou donkeys are kept as pets and companions. They are suitable for light harness work, however, including pleasure driving and some farm chores.
Named for the La Perche region of France, the Percheron has existed in some form since ancient times.
A mule has a jack (male donkey) for a father and a mare (female horse) for a mother.