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Teamster Talk

Over a three-year period we follow Aden Freeman as he explains step-by-step instructions on training a young horse. Along with Aden Freeman, fellow teamsters, Al Barratt, Lyle Killeen, and Bill Hardy share in depth information on harnessing and collars, bits, checks, hitching and unhitching properly. This production is packed full of teamster tips gathered from the wealth of knowledge from these skilled teamsters. This is an excellent training video for the beginner or experienced teamster. •DVD 90 minutes.

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Canada’s Little Iron Horse -Le Cheval Canadien

This little known heritage horse breed of Canada is a sturdy, all purpose horse descended from some of King Louis the XIV’s best horses, sent to the colony of New France (now Quebec) in the late 1600’s. They evolved into the “Canadian Horse”, a breed that is now genetically distinct from other breeds. The Canadian Horse survived hard conditions, sparse food, and severe weather to become the easy keeping, and exceptionally strong animals that they are today. These traits have earned the Canadian the nickname “The Little Iron Horse”. These Canadian Horses were the first to clear, plough, and cultivate Canadian soil. In 1895 the Canadian Horse Breeders Association was formed to try to preserve what remained of the “Little Iron Horse breed”. In 1913 The Canadian government set up a breeding program at Cap Rouge, Quebec. There were other breeding programs set up in Quebec at St. Joachim and La Gorgendiere that continued to breed Canadian horses until 1981. The breed is slowly gaining popularity and now, with the help of dedicated breeders, there are over 6000 registered Canadians. The Canadian Horse has played an invaluable part in the foundation of this country. On April 30, 2002, a bill was passed into law by the Canadian Government making the Canadian Horse an official symbol of Canada. In this production you will see the versatility of the Canadian Horse at work on the farm and being ridden under saddle. The film will provide in depth insight on how to train Canadian Horses to harness and saddle. Experienced horsemen and women share their wealth of knowledge of working with Le Cheval Canadiens. •DVD 85 minutes

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Horse Progress Days 2010

Extensive coverage of the premiere draft farming event in the country. Held in Topeka, Indiana. This DVD features Rural Heritage contributor Sam Moore giving in-depth explanations of the featured farm equipment. Footage of plowing, tilling, cultivating. •DVD 98 minutes

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A Horse Logging Lesson

We first meet up with Peter Churchill while plowing with one horse at the Annapolis Valley Plow Day. Peter invites us back to his farm to give us a horse-logging lesson with his Clydesdale mare. The logging that Peter is involved in is selective logging for a specific purpose not necessarily monetary purposes. Peter works for landowners and on his own property where the motivation is low impact on the forest. Peter talks about safety equipment required, and he demonstrates how to properly fell a red spruce tree. Peter shows us how to notch, make the back cut, cut the butt swell off, cut the tree with a chainsaw, how to use a wedge in the back cut to ensure the tree falls in the direction he wants it to go and how to limb the tree and load it on his custom made Go-Devil for transporting the log with his single horse. The Go-Devil can hold 8-foot firewood as well as haul logs. The Go-Devil has steel runners, measures 28 inches inside the stakes, the sides are beveled in a bit to clear stumps and it is narrower on the top than it is on the bottom so it will not catch while moving the load. Peter believes this tool works well for him, harvesting timber and firewood. The production is a great learning resource for a teamster wanting to learn how to efficiently log with a single horse in his or her own woodlot. •DVD 25 minutes.

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Horse Farming In Northern New Brunswick

Craig Caldwell, his wife, Lori and their two children, Heather-Ann and James live in Belledune, Northern New Brunswick. They work approximately 35 acres on the home farm and manage over 150 acres on neighbouring farms. Besides their horses, they run a small herd of 20 beef cows. The Caldwells do own 2 tractors (one for grinding grain and one for loader work); however, they use their horses in all aspects of their operation. They use their Belgians from plowing to harrowing, spreading manure to seeding, mowing and raking to binding and logging. Heather-Ann loves to ride her Belgian mare, Belle. The Caldwell’s horses are very much a part of their family and a way of life. The field work is completed with two teams, with three abreast being the biggest hitch they currently use. Bernard Shannon, Caldwell’s neighbour and friend is the second teamster who assists Craig on the farm. With the two teams, Craig is pleased with the amount of ground they cover leaving the horses in good shape and not too tired for the next day. Despite the adversity of farming, using horses makes the work enjoyable and meaningful. Craig has farmed with lots of big equipment and fancy tractors, but nothing can come close to the subtle craft of the teamster. Craig explains in detail his mowers, tedders, binder, dump cart and how they gather firewood with the horses. The Caldwells feel this is truly a more sustainable way to farm. •DVD 80 minutes.

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Walking Plow Teamsters

Walking Plow Teamsters with David Gamble and Lloyd VanDusen This video starts out at Gamble’s Farm in Lyndhurst, Ontario with David Gamble preparing his team for the International Plowing Match held September 2007 at Crosby, Ontario. David is interviewed with his friend and mentor, Lloyd VanDusen from Mallorytown, Ontario. Together David and Lloyd explain how to set the Massey 51 Walking Plow and the fine points of Competition Plowing. The video moves to the International Plowing Match in Crosby showing Lloyd and David plowing. Lloyd has been the Champion Plowman four times and David has had this title twice. This is a great learning experience for the beginner or experienced plow person. •DVD 60 minutes.

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IPM 2007-Walking Plow Class

International Plowing Match 2007, Crosby, Ontario. Enjoy personal interviews with plowmen from the Walking Plow Classes Group 1 and Group 2. These teamsters work in unison with their horses as they plow their lands. You will see a father and son share their team of Belgians as well as a grandfather and grandson working together with their team of Percherons. The International Plowing Match is an annual reunion old friends and a time to make new friends. •DVD 60 minutes.

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IPM 2007-Sulky Plow Class

International Plowing Match 2007 Sulky Class | Meet the teamsters of the Sulky Plow Class in personal interviews as they share their joy of working and plowing with horses. The main sulky plow used as a competition plow is the Massey Harris 21. Teamsters explain the parts of the plow and how to set it. Meet the Piches as they deliver the lunches to the teamsters with their paint team and covered wagon. You will enjoy listening to the teamsters reminisce of their life as they grew up with horses and why they like to compete. •DVD 60 minutes

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Behind The Lines

Meet lifelong teamster Aden Freeman and his working partners as he shares his knowledge of Canadian Horse Farming. Aden has 67 years of experience farming with his horses through the different seasons. •DVD 45 Minutes.

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It’s Time Again For Working Horses

Meet full time farmers, Jim and Nancy Kehoe. They feed round bales of hay to sheep using a custom made unroller for both a wagon/sleigh, hitched to a Suffolk Punch team. Lambing season arrives, and an Appaloosa horse is used to check the flock. This film has practical ideas for today’s livestock farmer wanting to use horses on their farm or ranch. •DVD 40 minutes.

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Horse And Cart

In this video companion to her book {Essential Guide to Carriage Driving} clinician Robyn Cuffey of Buxton, Maine, offers helpful tips on selecting affordable and safe combinations of beginner's cart and lightweight breast-collar pleasure driving harness for a single horse, shows variations in harness styles, explains how to apply and adjust the various harness parts and how to hitch the horse to the cart's shafts, and demonstrates safe driving on the road. •DVD 68 minute

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Harnessing Work Horses

Horse logger and farmer from Franklinville, New York, Brandt Ainsworth shares his knowledge of harnessing, collaring, bridling, and grooming a work horse. Using as models ten beautiful, and hardworking draft horses - Percheron, Belgian, Brabant, and Spotted Draft - Brandt demonstrates a variety of harness, including martingale (bellybacker) harness, sidestrap (sidebacker) harness, D-ring harness, Y-back harness, pulling harness, plow harness, and logging harness. He also discusses bits, bridles, collars, pads, lines, eveners, and neck yokes. From this video you will learn to select the style of harness and collar to best fit your needs, the kind of harness material that will work best for you, how to fit and fine tune your harness to keep your horses healthy and comfortable, and how groom a horse before harnessing. Shot at Donnie Middaugh's picturesque farm in Belfast, New York, this video makes a wonderful learning tool and reference for the novice or the seasoned horseman. •DVD 108 minutes

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Driving Draft Horses

Brandt Ainsworth shares his tips and techniques for successful driving in this video shot in Belfast, New York, at the farm of Donnie Middaugh, Jr., another top teamster who helps Brandt demonstrate good driving. This video shows how to attach driving lines, correct ways to handle lines for both comfort and safety, how to drive with one hand or both, the use of voice commands in conjunction with the lines, driving a team or a single, ground driving, and how to properly handle lines while starting a load and backing a team. •DVD 72 minutes