Which Draft Animal is Right for You?

Which Draft Animal is Right for You?
Which Draft Animal is Right for You?

Considering adding animal power to your farm? Many who seek sustainability in their fields love the idea of working with a living team that is not dependent on fuel and that can contribute to the fertility of the soil.

Once you’ve weighed the pros and cons of draft animals in general, you are ready to consider what type of draft team will be most suited to your farm—oxen, horses, mules, or those all-too-often-overlooked donkeys. This series delves into the pros and cons of each option.

Which Draft Animal is Right for You?: Oxen

Oxen

Which Draft Animal is Right for You?: Horses

Horses

Which Draft Animal is Right for You?: Mules

Mules

What Draft Animal is Right for You?: Donkeys

Donkeys

Helpful Resource

Draft Animals

Draft Animals
More information on selecting and using draft animals of all types. Learn about breeds, equipment, training, and more, all in a handy Q&A format. Free sample pages are available for preview.