Horse Progress Days
Wayne Wengerd, General Coordinator
8076 S.R. 241, Millersbug, Ohio
To encourage and promote the combination of animal power and the latest in equipment innovations in an effort to support sustainable small scale farming and land stewardship. To show draft animal power is possible, practical, and profitable.
Horse Progress Days returns to
The Horse Progress Days’ objective is “to show that draft animal power is possible, practical and profitable,” and organizers plan to accomplish this with seminars on topics such as pasture management, collar and harness fitting, horse health, grazing, produce farming, logging and round pen training. Participants will also get to try the latest carriages, harness and tack, collars, feed, farrier and health items, all of which are products of the
Also highlighting the two-day event will be an appearance by Lynn Miller of Small Farmers Journal. He will give a talk on the topic “Why Horse Farming?” On both Friday and Saturday, demonstrations will be held on spreaders, plows and tillage at 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.; produce at 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; haymaking at 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.; and logging throughout both days. The logging activities this year will include an especially thorough review of techniques and equipment for sawing, log skidding, tree removal and timber framing. On Friday at 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday at 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. is the breed presentation.
On Thursday, July 3, a Manufacturers and Farms Tour will take a group to several of the businesses involved with Horse Progress Days. This tour, which is 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., includes stops at six locations as well as lunch. A shopping tour of the
Individuals interested in attending the Horse Progress Days in
The Manufacturers and Farms Tour costs $72 per person and the Shopping Tour is $54.50 per person. Reservations for either can be made through Amish Heritage Tours at 330-893-3232.