Examples of projects Sterling Draft Animal Power Systems Minors have worked on:

  • The Short End of the Stick: Calculating the effort of constant loads at three different evener orientations.
  • Feed and forage analysis for the working horse.
  • Horse as Therapy.
  • Cable and pulley system for extraction of out-of-reach logs for a horse-focused logging operation.
  • Rehabilitative hoof care: A case study in the management of sidebone and founder in a 10 year old mare.  
  • Analysis of three barefoot trimming systems: Application and adjustments for heavy horses.

Examples of organizations Sterling graduates have worked for:

  • Earthbound Forestry Services
  • Black Dirt Farm
  • Earthwise Farm & Forest
  • New Traditions Homestead
  • Boerson Farm

  • Working with draft horses is exhilarating, physically exhausting, and one heck of a challenge. Yet, despite the challenge, I find this type of work very rewarding, and a humbling endeavor.

    Spencer Mast

    Class of 2017

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