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Our horsedrawn equipment
Working with horses
A website all around working horses in Ireland, full of information on events, web links, training etc.
Official website of the Irish Working Horse Association
Irish Cob stud in Fermoy/North Cork - lots of great potential work horses for sale!
U.S. organisation for the use of horses in farming
UK association for horse loggers
European work animal association
German work horse association
nylon rope/foam harness
Swedish harness makers
Online shop offering equipment around the heavy horse
also imports horse-drawn implements form the U.S.
Website of the British work horse magazine "Heavy Horse World"
Website with information, resources and links about the use of animals as a power source
Website of Irish horse logger, Tom Nixon, based in Galway
Beautifully located guesthouse in our area which cater sfor weddings and special occasions - ideal venue for your horsedrawn wedding!
Dance tuition prior to your big day!!!
By Lynn R. Miller:
(Published by Small Farmer’s Journal, Sisters, Oregon)
Buying and setting up your small farm or ranch
(contains two very useful chapters on horse-powered farming)
Work Horse Handbook
(very helpful, explains the basics of working with horses)
Training workhorses, training teamsters
Horsedrawn tillage tools
Horsedrawn plows and plowing
By Sallie Walrond:
(Published by J.A. Allen, London)
“Breaking a horse to harness”
By Maurice Telleen:
(Published by Rodale Press, Emmaus, USA
The draft horse primer
By Marthe Kiley Worthington:
(Published by Whittet Books, Stowmarket, UK)
By Mary McGrath and Joan C. Griffith:
(Published by The Collins Press, Cork)
The Irish Draught Horse
Heavy Horse World
UK based quarterly magazine on work horses
Small Farmer’s Journal
US based quarterly magazine on small-scale farming methods using work horses
Details: Small Farmer’s Journal, P.O. Box 1627, Sisters, Oregon, OR 97759, USA
German based quarterly magazine on work horses and other work animals
Articles, interviews and weblinks
The case for returning to real live horse power,
by Charlie Pinney
You can find this article on the following website:
Great article on how practical it would be to return to using horses as power source.
A Sustainability Comparison between Horse Tractionand Tractor Traction on Small Farm Holdings in Ireland
by Claire Morrissey, Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
Claire Morrissey kindly gave her permission to have her dissertation included on this website. All rights reserved.
Waste collection with horses in France
by Jacqueline Karp
Radio Interview on working with horses in forestry in Ireland
by Ella McSweeny, on the Pat Kenny Show on RTE1 on 19/10/2010
Television interview from the 1970s with a farmer using Shire horses in England
Ploughing day held in Oberhaunstadt, Bavaria, Germany in Spring 2011 - slide show
Press articles about Horsepower in Ireland
Irish Times 7th/8th May 2011
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