by John Morton
(Ayrshire , Scotland)
Draft Horses As A Means Of Green Power
50 years ago draft horses were still relatively common. However, they have all but gone now except for a few diehards and the show circuits. I ask why?
Why have we turned our backs on a totally green means of power?!!
How many machines do you know of that self replicate, is solar-powered and can be kept on land that is useless for food production?
Thousands of acres of land are being tied up producing ethanol for fuel. That land will be needed for food production.
Wood fuel is being pushed as an answer to some of our heating needs. "Great" I hear you say. Great, until the amount of diesel used is brought into the equation.
Why is it, not one of the energy sites that are supposed to be pushing green methods even mention draft horses?
Timber extraction is one of the areas that horses excel in. Vegetable production at field level is another. In actual fact, any job a small tractor can do, a team of horses can do equally well or indeed better.
If anyone has any questions or ideas to promote the idea of using draft horses, then please phone me on 01560 700 559.
Here are 3 links to draft horse related business's. The 1st two are American but it just shows how far in front they are. The last one is for arguably Britains best horse logger.
Thank you Jane for allowing me to air this on your page.