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Driving Draft Horse Clinic Series

Introduction to Draft Horse Care and Work

This workshop is a comprehensive, accelerated course for the beginner or novice teamster interested in the daily care and management of draft horses, as well as how to safely harness, hitch and drive horses for working partnerships.

Topics:
• Draft horse care
• Feeding requirements of the draft horse
• Grooming
• Barefoot hoofcare
• Dental care
• Diseases commonly seen in draft horses
• First aid – taking vital signs, wound care, colic
• Harness parts and harness care
• Proper harnessing of the draft horse
• Driving safety
• Hitching
• Driving singles and teams

Camping available and encouraged. Meals provided. Over 30 hours of hands-on and classroom time. Click here for more info...

Umass Student with horse

2-day Driving Draft Horse Teams

Topics:
• Work harness/harness parts
• D-ring harness
• Vehicles/vehicle parts
• Hitching a team to a vehicle safely
• How to use your hands effectively
• Driving a team

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2012 Draft Driving Workshop

2012 Draft Driving Workshop

Topics:
Largely determined by the group attending the clinic. We can cover a variety of topics including driving singles and teams, and hitching to and operating various farm equipment.

Pre-requisite:
Participants attending this clinic should have already attended the Driving Draft Horse Teams Workshop or at least be comfortable with the basics of harnessing and hitching work horses.

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2-day Advanced Driving Draft Horse Teams

Driving beyond the team.

Topics:
• Work with singles and teams in a farm environment
• Creatively employing horse power on the farm, in the garden, and in your town
• Learn to drive a multiple hitch
• How to handle multiple lines
• Hitch to and work with farm equipment 

Pre-requisite:
Participants attending this clinic are expected to know how to harness, hitch to a vehicle, and be comfortable with basic driving commands.

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2012 Draft Driving Workshop

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