I watch these Ranchers Farm with Horses with every Spring, Fall, Summer and Winter drives through Mancos, Colorado.
Pat Miller, 160 acres, Montana: "I raise horses and cattle, restore wagons and work an outside job at a lumberyard. I use Percherons whenever possible, most often to feed and harrow. If I didn't have an outside job, I could do it all with horses. In winter, I don't hardly start a tractor, but do all my stock feeding with horses."
Paul Birdsell, seven-acre market garden, 55 acres in pasture and hay, Maine: "I use four, sometimes five, Belgians for all my farm work�plowing, cultivating and haying. In the winter, I log with them; I've got a 50-cord contract with Champion. Draft horses have held on well in this area. They're good for our poor soil, long winters and mud season. This farm has never been tractor-worked."
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