Thursday, March 24, 2011

swoon....

20 Comments:

Blogger Rosie said...

Ah! You are getting me thinking about draft horses again. They are awesome creatures.

March 24, 2011 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger Knit Picky Knitter said...

I really want to see this documentary! Thanks for sharing it with all of us!

March 24, 2011 at 10:33 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

I must see this! Would love to use draft horses when I get my land someday!
Thanks for sharing!

March 24, 2011 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

I went to the website for the film and it's only fifteen bucks!

Very cool, Jenna. Thanks for sharing it.

March 24, 2011 at 11:34 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I have a Belgian Draft named Zack and have done all I can to train him to drive from the ground without a harness. I'm saving my pennies to buy one so I can get him working on our farm other than just hauling me around and saving us from mowing. I have had horses all my life and love them all but there is just something about a Draft. I would recommend them to anyone. Even better, try to rescue one as I did. Because of their size, they are often chosen at auction to be sent to slaughter houses. That is where Zack was headed as a 3 year old and I thank God every day I found him and the owner sold him to me instead of the auction man. Thanks for reminding me how lucky I am.

March 24, 2011 at 3:22 PM  
Blogger Pat Woginrich said...

Is he single?
Don't buy a horse.

March 24, 2011 at 4:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful horses but probably not a good idea to put their reins around his own neck as shown in the film !

March 24, 2011 at 4:59 PM  
Blogger Laura Camp said...

So weird. I JUST (like, twenty minutes ago) got this DVD from the library, while picking up Hit By A Farm. Looking forward to watching!

March 24, 2011 at 7:52 PM  
Blogger windhaven farm said...

Cool... If you noticed he had his arm in the loop as well, so it was around his shoulder and his neck. I believe that is a little bit safer... a bit?

Cool looking documentary for sure!!!

March 24, 2011 at 9:41 PM  
Blogger E said...

Both farmer or horse worth a swoon...

March 24, 2011 at 10:16 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

He looks like you're kind of guy. I'd be swooning too. He's skilled, intelligent and very articulate, not to mention he's easy on the eyes. Maybe there are some more in New Jersey?

March 24, 2011 at 11:12 PM  
Blogger CJ said...

If you are going to plow by yourself, that's how you have to have the reins. They're easy to get to if you need to make a correction in your direction. You have to be able to assume a some risk if you're going to work with animals. It's the nature of the game.

March 25, 2011 at 12:20 PM  
Blogger panthercreekcottage said...

We get our hay from a neighbor with draft horses and when one of those big boys greet us the hairs on my neck stand up and my toes tense in my boots. I just LOVE them.

March 25, 2011 at 1:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have never seen people plough with reins around their neck in the UK although I gather it is common in America and Europe. I was taught never to loop reins around arms, hands, fingers or necks!

March 25, 2011 at 7:03 PM  
Blogger CJ said...

I've seen in the UK where they use rope instead of leather for reins and then trap the rope between the hand and plow handle. If you drop it then you have to stop and pick it up.

I've been tangled up in tractor attachments more than I've had a problem with the reins. Whatever works for you, is my opinion.

March 25, 2011 at 7:34 PM  
Blogger Kara said...

I just purchased this DVD from their website,very excited!

March 25, 2011 at 11:01 PM  
Blogger maddie said...

I will...one day...learn how to do this!! I'm hopefully going to intern on farms this spring through fall! I'm so close to starting out it's exhilarating and scary! Kudos to you Jenna and others who have managed to get their farms!

March 26, 2011 at 8:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Horses and cute farmer aside, I love the song playing in the background!

March 26, 2011 at 1:54 PM  
Blogger sswlkt said...

I'm so happy you discovered this movie! I'm actually in it for about 10 seconds. There's are part about plowing potatoes and me and my two little girls are picking up the potatoes. Look for us.

March 26, 2011 at 3:21 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

This reminds me of that great book, THE DIRTY LIFE by Kristin Kimball. Definitely worth checking out if you're into draft horses!

March 31, 2011 at 9:14 PM  

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