We had wanted to get draft horses
for quite a while and we were getting a publication called The Small Farmers Journal (see their ad on page 9) which is all about small farms and working them mainly with horses.
The great majority of Venable's draft horses
are Belgians, because he thinks they are a little more forgiving of mistakes made by tourists, who come from all over the world to vacation in America's premiere national park.
Here at Muddy Boots Farm, we use draft horses
to do some of the work for us.
Duke is the newest of the 15 draft horses
that pull the carts, trolleys and parade floats through the most crowded streets in the world--inside Disneyland Park, in Anaheim, Calf.
He's a second-generation horseman who raises big Belgian draft horses
and conducts clinics to teach people how to handle horses:
Years when I was desperate for a grain feeder that I could leave out in the pasture for my draft horses
, I came up with this tub feeder idea.
Indiscriminate breeding occurs in all types of animals, but probably less in draft horses
due to size and expense.
Were you aware that over 180,000 horses, most of which were perfectly sound, usable saddle and draft horses
, were sent to slaughter in 1993 for purposes of human consumption alone, not to mention all of those which were slaughtered for pet food and other animal by-products?