Walking Plows: Plowing with Horses, Mules and Oxen

Some homesteaders choose a horse drawn plow, or plowing with mules or oxen, for an experience that brings them closer to nature and avoids the costs of gasoline and machine parts.



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If you choose a horse for your plow animal, it is important to ensure that the harness will not slip and strangle the animal if the plow gets caught.
ILLUSTRATION: B. TOUCHSTONE HARDAWAY
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A properly harnessed plow horse should have a bellyband to stop the harness sliding around, as seen in the last illustration.
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The collar picture here connects to the plow harness that drapes over the horse's back.
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