Art of Working Horses • This book tells the inside story of how people today find success working horses and mules in harness, whether it be on farm fields, in the woods, or on the road. Over 500 photos and illustrations accompany an anecdote-rich text which makes a case for the future of true horsepower.
Haying With Horses • A practical reference text with 1,000 illustrations covering all aspects of Haymaking with Horses and Mules in harness. Offering in-depth information on Mowers, Rakes, Hayloaders, Buckrakes, Stackers, Tracks and Trollies for barns, Hay Fork systems, Balers, Wagons, Feed Sleds, and Forecart adaptations etc.
The Horsedrawn Mower Book • With hundreds of photos and drawings, the profusely illustrated Second Edition covers restoration, rebuilding, repair, and tune-up with a focus on the very popular McCormick Deering (International) No. 9. It also includes references to other makes and models as well as resource information for updating cutter bar assemblies to new materials and functions.
Horsedrawn Plows & plowing • With over 1,000 drawings and photos covering how to plow with horses using older equipment and new implements. Here you will find simple diagrams explaining tricky adjustments for both riding and walking plows. Detailed engineer’s drawings of John Deere, Oliver, McCormick Deering, Parlin and Orendorff, Avery, and many other older manufacturers will be immensely helpful to folks restoring equipment. Also includes closeup photos and information on new makes of animal-drawn plows including Pioneer and White Horse.
Horsedrawn Tillage Tools • This important book covers operation, care and repair of animal-powered cultivators, field cultivators, discs, harrows, ridge busters, listers and rollers as well as seedbed preparation and crop cultivation tools. It includes specifics on how animals are hitched and driven with these implements. The chapter on cultivation procedure covers a wide variety of field and row crop operations. The book also contains illustrated information on shovel and point types. Detailed engineer’s drawings of John Deere, Oliver, McCormick-Deering, Parlin-Orendorff, Avery and many other older manufacturers will be immensely helpful to folks restoring equipment.
Training Workhorses / Training Teamsters • The Second Edition of Training Workhorses / Training Teamsters, now in COLOR, covers such subjects as understanding horses; training horses to work in harness; correcting behavior problems with work horses; care and feeding of work horses; training tips for every age of horse, from imprinting newborn foals to starting older horses; harness and bits; harnessing; the dynamics of pulling; learning to drive horses and driving dynamics.
Work Horse Handbook • The original has become a classic and THE standard reference on working horses. The second edition will expand that reputation with hundreds of new drawings and photographs to illustrate the expanded text. From care and feeding thru hitching and driving: every aspect is covered. New subjects and material include; extensive equipment coverage including forecart advances, synthetic harnesses, new hitch gear apparatus, additional training and procedural information, care and feeding additions, additional breeds coverage, plus an expansive source directory.
Farmer Pirates & Dancing Cows • From humor-filled stories of a life of farming to incisive examinations of food safety, from magical moments of the re-enchantment of agriculture to the benches we would use for the sharpening of our tools, Farmer Pirates & Dancing Cows offers a full meal of thought and reflection.
Old Man Farming; Essays of a Rewarded Life • A vital and engaging set of essays focused on organic farming, rural communities, small scale agriculture, animal-powered systems, local foods, young dreams, advantages of maturity and right livelihood. Laced with anecdotes and asides gathered from four plus decades of working the land, listening to those who love farming and swatting at the flies of modern society.
Why Farm • A reissue of Lynn Miller’s first book of essays. Provocative, insightful, inspirational.