Draught Horses – with Steve Pivac

The idea of working draught horses on the family farm conjures up a time when we had a slower pace of life and were more in tune with our natural environment. Its a vision that is becoming an increasing reality  – at least in the US – where more farmers are choosing to have horses to complement or even replace their tractor. In fact, according to Mother Earth magazine there are now over 100,000 farmers in North America who are using draught horses as part of their farming.

On this show I chat with Steve Pivac about the sustainability and resilience of using draught horses as an alternative to the fossil fueled tractor. Steve has a passion for draught horses and is a farm and forest contractor based in South Taranaki who uses horses as part of his work.

To listen to this podcast please contact Maureen on ecolivinginaction@gmail.com

Draught horses plowing the land

Draught horses plowing the land

Turning the hay

Turning the hay

Bringing in the bales

Bringing in the bales

Pulling timber

Pulling timber

 Steve's daughter demonstrates the wonderful nature of these horses

Steve’s daughter demonstrates the wonderful nature of these horses

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