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Farming with Draft Horses Workshop

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This workshop is designed for participants, who have some experience in working with draft horses and would like to learn methods and skills so that they can use their horse(s) for farm related tasks.

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When Aug 25, 2012 12:00 AM to
Aug 26, 2012 12:00 AM
Where Cottage Grove, OR
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This workshop is designed for participants, who have some experience in working with draft horses and would like to learn methods and skills so that they can use their horse(s) for farm related tasks. Walt and Kris, of Ruby and Amber’s Organic Oasis, a certified organic and biodynamic farm, personally conduct the workshop. Our farm utilized horses from single small scale food plots, to open field work with 3 or more horses so we are able to offer a diverse experience with a wide variety of equipment and horses.

The workshop is limited to 5 hands on participants to ensure plenty of hands on learning.

Topics include:
• Safety tips for working around horses and equipment
• Harnessing and harness adjustment to insure proper angle of draft for different equipment
• Driving lines (reins) setup and adjustment to position horses in proper relationship to the work at hand
• Plowing with a team or single, including plow adjustment
• Discing, harrowing, and using sweeps with a team or single horse and adjustment of equipment
• Single horse cultivation and team riding cultivator use and adjustment
• Introduction to the mower and hay rake
• Other farm implements
• Information, resources, publication discussions
• Equipment for farming and logging discussions

There are a limited number of observer slots available at each workshop. Observers are allowed to observe, and ask questions at the workshop, but are not allowed direct participation with the animals or equipment.

The workshop price is 250.00 per person.

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