Vermont Folklife Center

Links to Resources about Draft Animals and Morgan Horses

Draft Animals, General Information

North American Horse and Mule Handlers Association Web site.  Includes logging tips, horse handling tips, draft horse handling bulletin board, and newsletter index.
http://www.pacinfo.com/~dfrench/horselogging/main.html

Rural Heritage, a bimonthly journal in support of small farmers and loggers who use draft horse, mule and ox power. In print since 1976, online since 1997. There’s little bit of everything on this Web site, from a teamster and drover forum to draft horse and mule shoeing issues.
http://www.ruralheritage.com/

An on-line issue of Rural Heritage devoted to horse and ox logging, including 16 different articles.
http://www.ruralheritage.com/logging_camp/index.htm

The use of draft animals to skid logs: A fact sheet http://www.uky.edu/OtherOrgs/AppalFor/draftl.html

Draft Horse Journal...invites you to explore the online version of our magazine, the world's foremost heavy horse & mule publication. This big quarterly, approximately 200 pages per issue, has been serving the trade since 1964. We intend our web site to be the online counterpart of the magazine. If it has to do with draft horses, you'll find it here. Make this your ‘Draft Horse Home’ on the web.” http://www.drafthorsejournal.com/homepage.htm#1

“Welcome to The Working Horse, the homepage dedicated to the working horse in harness. We strive to focus on the needs of those who are working their horses right now in the real world, whether in the woods, their farms or in other unique ways. Feel free to enter in to the ongoing discussion of how best to use these powerful, yet gentle work companions.”
http://www.theworkinghorse.com/horse/index.htm

This account of logging in Pittsburg, NH was published in the magazine Granite Monthly in February, 1896. The title was of the original piece was "A Winter In A Logging Camp" and it was written by Reverend Orrin Robbins Hunt.
http://www.greatnorthwoods.org/pittsburg/logging/

Gallery of amateur photographs of draft horses.
http://www.drafthorsepictures.com/

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The Morgan Horse

Fact sheet on horses in Vermont prepared by the University of Vermont Extension Service.
http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmext/publications/factsheets/agfs6/

The American Morgan Horse Association Web site, which includes information about the breed and its history, the breed registry, and a “versatility showcase.”
http://www.morganhorse.com/

Web site of the National Museum of the Morgan Horse, which  is dedicated to preserving and interpreting all aspects of the Morgan horse breed through educational programs, exhibits and special events.
http://www.morganmuseum.org/

Promotional Web site for the University of Vermont Morgan Horse Farm with a nice photo gallery of Morgan horses.
http://www.uvm.edu/morgan/

Vermont Morgan Horse Association Web site with a brief history of Justin Morgan and the Morgan horse as well as a directory of Morgan horse farms in Vermont.
http://vtmorganhorse.org/history.htm#jm

Sales Web site for the Morgan Heritage Press whose offerings include reprints of historic works on the Morgan horse, as well as newly published items.
http://www.morganheritagepress.com/

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