Draft Horse Basics: ANS 141

This is a 2 credit class available to all students.

Course Description

Safe handling, hitching, and driving of draft horses.

Contact Information

Cara Robison, instructor

Course Objectives

  1. Students will understand the history of draft horses and gain an appreciation of heavy horse conformation.
  2. Students will become familiar with safely handing draft horses.
  3. Students will learn the parts of the harness and equipment used in heavy horse operations.
  4. Students will learn how to properly hitch horses to specific pieces of equipment.
  5. Students will learn how to ground rive horses, drive singly or in a team

Fall 2003

horse with cart

horse and students

horse with cart

horse with cart

horse with students

horse with cart and students

2 horses with students

horse

 Spring 2004

3 horses

3 horses

Ground driving three abreast 

3 horses and man

horse and cart

Flora on the single cart

horse and cart

Flora trotting on the single cart.

horse and cart

Small Animals Day

2 horses and wagon

Students driving Greta and Coronel on the wagon.

Great Lakes Fall 2007

 horses and girl

horses and wagon

horse and 3 people

horse and student

horses and students

horse and students and cart

horses and wagon

horse and cart

horse and wagon

horses and wagon

horses and wagon

horse and cart

plaque

Class Spring 2008

horse and cart

horse and cart

horses (3) and wagon

horses and wagon

horses and wagon

horses and wagon