Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Harness the Power of Draft Horses

Linking a horse to farming implements is a bit more involved than saddling up for a ride. A hames, which has small metal or wooden bars on either side, supports the horse’s collar and transfers the pulling power of the horse to the equipment in tow via heavy leather traces and, for some equipment, a yoke. A britchen strap around the rump acts as a brake, preventing wheeled implements from rolling forward when a team walks downhill.

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