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Introduction To Draft Care and Work

An introduction to draft horse husbandry, based on the Introduction to Draft Horses course taught at UMass. 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.

$900 for this 4 day workshop

Class size is small. Only 5 students will be accepted into this clinic.

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.

If you are interested in attending the 4 day Introduction to Draft Horse Driving and Care complete the registration form. Click here for the registration form...

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