On May 2 and 3 from 9am to 3pm, Donn’s Teamster School and the Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming will host a two day Draft Animal Practicum designed to provide new farmers with hands-on experience in driving draft horses. It will take place at Northland Sheep Dairy in Marathon, New York. Tuition is $150 for one day and $250 for two days. Tuition assistance is available for those with limited financial resources.

“This workshop will help folks better understand how draft horses and mules think and why they do what they do,” Hewes says.  “It’ll be a fun learning experience for anyone just getting started with horses.  We’ll spend time focusing on how we prepare animals for success at farm work.”

Genevieve DeClerck, an aspiring farmer who participated in 2011 Draft Animal Practicum says, “The draft horse workshop at Northland was incredible. Literally one of the coolest things I’ve ever participated in EVER.”

To register, click here or call 607-319-5095