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Catalog 2013-2014

Draft Horse Management III: Farming with Draft Horses

  • Semester: Summer
  • Course Number: AS285
  • Instructors: Rick Thomas
  • Credit: 2

Course Description

Draft Horse Management III allows students the opportunity to explore the challenges associated with farming systems where horses are the primary source of traction power.  In small learning groups, students actively use horses to manage the College’s working landscape including gardens, fields and woodlot.  Students become familiar with reduced tillage practices associated with Bio-extensive gardening principles, front-end suspension logging arch, mowing machinery and other field implements.  Field trips to area horse powered farming operations complement the course.