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UPDATED September 22, 2019.
Dedicated to the modern use of draft horses for powering farms and business. A jump page to photos & links about draft horses and equipment, terms and descriptions, and working with draft horses for those who have never seen them working before.
This is my own small brood of percheron draft horses in late October 2004. A pair of heavy-weight grade percherons and a pair of registered medium weight filly colts.
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January 1st, 2001
The Grain Binder. Harvesting oats with a 3-horse hitch pulling the binder in preparation for a threshing day event held on their farm. The event was attended by others interested in draft horses.
Some brought their own horses including this team of 3 American Belgians. The event took place in July of 1999 near Des Moines Iowa.
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July 31st, 1999.
Field demonstration day at a local Antique Tractor and Steam Power show in Waukee Iowa. Live demonstrations of plowing and disking with draft horses were offered throughout the weekend. Wagon rides pulled by draft horses were also offered for visitors to tour the show grounds.
Click on the photo at left or the link here to see this page: http://www.beautifuliron.com/horsepower_AntiquePlowDay1999.htm
December 2000. This was my first team of percherons. I purchased them as 2 year olds. At left is photo of a holiday wagon ride just before they turned 3. More photos of them are inside.
These were the first draft horses that I owned. In the spring of 2002 this team was replaced with a large heavy weight team of mares.
Click on the photo at left or the link here to see them at http://www.beautifuliron.com/horsepower_2yearoldsChristmas2000.htm
Grain storage and handling. Construction of bulk grain storage, explaining the advantages of bulk grain storage compared with frequent purchases of bagged grain. http://www.beautifuliron.com/horsepower_comments_grainhandling.htm .
Economics of Horsepower on the farm. Comments on costs of using horsepower for farming. Included are charts and images scanned from some of the best books on farming with draft horses. http://www.beautifuliron.com/t_comments_horsepowereconomic.htm .
Latest update September 22, 2019.
Previous update November 3rd, 2004.
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