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The New Horse-Powered Farm : Tools and Systems for the Small-Scale, Sustainable Market Grower - Stephen Leslie

The New Horse-Powered Farm

Tools and Systems for the Small-Scale, Sustainable Market Grower

By: Stephen Leslie, Lynn Miller (Foreword by)
eBook Published: 5th March 2013
ISBN: 9781603584173
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In an era when fuel is a primary concern, draft horses are seen by many as the solution to small-scale, resilient farming with a closed-loop system. Horses bring farmers back to the roots of what it means to work the land and present a viable model for a small farm that lasts, while offering enjoyment for the whole family. This is the first book of its kind, offering wisdom and techniques for using horse power on the small farm or homestead, from longtime horse farmer Stephen Leslie.



The New Horse-Powered Farm sets the stage for incorporating draft power on the farm by presenting tips on getting started with horses, care of the work horse, different horse-training systems, and the merits of different draft breeds. The novice teamster is introduced to the basic tools of horse-drawn tillage and cultivation used for profitable horse-powered farming, with a spotlight on whole-farm management, as well as information on haying with horses, raising small grains, managing the woodlot, farm education, agritourism, and more.



Incorporated throughout are profiles of more than a half-dozen farms that epitomize some exciting new trends in agriculture and highlight the new and old horse-drawn equipment used for profitable market gardening, including contributions directly from the farmers about what works and what doesn't. The novice teamster is introduced to the specifics of horse-drawn tillage and cultivation of the market garden, and using horses in the woodland. Recent studies on the economics of horse-powered market gardening and a comparison between horse-, human-, and tractor-powered systems have been included to help round out the picture. The resources section lists contact info for teamster schools, books, draft-animal publications, annual events, equipment manufacturers, parts and repairs, and more. A must-have for any farmer, homesteader, or teamster seeking to work with draft power in a closed-loop farming system.

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"I applaud Stephen Leslie’s important new book, a volume that combines information about good farming and working with animals. This volume moves animal power forward yet another step."--Lynn Miller, from the Foreword

1. Getting started
2. The draft horse breeds
3. Care of the workhorse
4. Working with your horse
5. Training the teamster
6. Training horses for the farm
7. Working with horses on the farm
8. Farm fertility
9. Hands to the plow
10. Fitting the soil
11. Seeding
12. Additional infrastructure for the horse-powered farm
13. Horse-powered vegetable production
14. Cultivation systems for single horses and teams
15. Harvesting with horses
16. Hay making and pasture management
17. Additional uses of horses on the farm
18. The economics of the small horse-powered farm

ISBN: 9781603584173
ISBN-10: 160358417X
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 5th March 2013
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing