2013 will be the third year for a program to be offered at Horse progress Days that will help to introduce teamster and horse handling skills to those who wish to explore the possibility of working with horses. Three days is not long enough for a newcomer to the world of horse work to learn all about it, but it is long enough to discover whether or not working with horses is something one would want to pursue further. Presenters Ferman Wengerd of Pioneer Equipment and Kim Hadwen of Belleville, Ontario, horse farmer and faithful attendee to Horse Progress Days for many years, are eminently qualified to help you explore. Firman is involved, through Pioneer Equipment, with the actual production of horse farming equipment, and he takes a keen interest in horse and teamster training. Kim has experience in working with the horse drawn equipment he has purchased through the years on his trips to Horse Progress Days and can talk to you about transitioning his farm from tractor power to horse power, and his experiences helping others along those same lines. The training program begins on Thursday morning July 4 and continues until the event is over the afternoon of July 6. Participants will learn about handling horses, harnessing them, and a bit about caring for them. There will be opportunities to drive teams of horses in forecarts around the farm and doing actual field work, for those who wish to do so. There is no better place or time to take advantage of an opportunity like this, where there are well trained horses and highly experienced instructors such as these two to help you out. This program is Horse progress Days’ attempt to help “bridge the gap” that stands between those who would like to farm with horses, and doing it.
Tuition for the Teamster Introduction Class at the 2013 Horse Progress Days is $500. The class will be limited to 6-8 participants and filled on a first come first served basis. Included in the program is free admission to the event, a $30 value. Participants will spend three full days with the instructors, hearing them and observing various ways
of harnessing and handling work horses. Participants will also be offered opportunities to handle the horses themselves; grooming them, leading them, and driving them. Participants will be encouraged to handle horses according to their individual comfort levels. It is anticipated that participants who discover a heightened interest in working with horses will continue to find ways to educate themselves, seeking out mentors and additional settings and schools, and ways of learning, on their way to becoming
full-fledged Draft Horse Farmers.
To reserve your spot in the class, send $500 payable to Horse Progress Days to:
Ferman Wengerd (Teamster Introduction Class)
16875 Jericho Rd. Dalton, OH 44618 330-857-6340
Questions about the class may also be directed to:
Dale Stoltzfus 717-940-4412 email@example.com
Pony Pull 8:00 a.m.
Field Demonstrations 9:00 a.m
Field demonstrations traditionally begin
with manure spreaders to be followed by
plows and all tillage equipment.
Produce Demonstrations 9:00 a.m
Plows and tillage, roto tillage, transplanting,
cultivators, sprayers, no-till cultivators, sprayers,
no-till pumpkins, mulch lifter, irrigation hookups
and overhead demonstrations showing drip and
Sheep Herding 10:00 a.m.
Krist King noon Lunch break noon to 1:00 p.m.
Hay Demonstration 1:00 p.m.
Hay demonstrations traditionally begin
with mowers from small to large, to be
followed by rakes and balers.
Plant Diagnostic Problems 2:30 p.m.
Auction 4:00 p.m.
Breed Presentation 5:00 p.m. Friday & 4:00 p.m. Saturday