As the sun just begins to break over the horizon, the horse fishermen of the small coastal town of Oostduinkerke, Belgium, begin their day. They have studied the activity of the morning tide and know this is a good day to head into the sea. For Dominique Van Dendriesche, a young man in his twenties, alongside skilled and seasoned fisherman Bernard De Bruyne, this is a job they do out of passion. They will hitch their Brabant horses to a cart full of nets, baskets and strainers and head to the coast to drag the sea floor for grey shrimp.…
Disclaimer–This article is intended as general discussion and information on the topic covered, and is not to be construed as rendering legal advice. If legal advice is needed, you should contact an attorney. This article may not be reprinted or reproduced in any manner without prior written permission of the author. KIDS–We love ‘em!–They are the future of the draft horse industry and we want to teach and show them all we can. What happens, however, if a minor is injured by your horse? Are you protected by a liability release? Are you protected by an equine liability law in…
What we know: The data is excellent. As a nation we have been keeping accurate temperature records across North America for well over 120 years. The data is statistically valid–There really is no question, that in the past 100 years, the average annual temperature in the United States has gone up about one to two degrees Fahrenheit ... oops, it looks like I am wrong … that is not universally true, averages can lie. The heart of Dixie, Mississippi, Alabama, as well as parts of Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Georgia, Oklahoma and Kentucky have actually gotten a bit cooler in the…
One of America's constructive Polled Shorthorn breeders, Harry Strauss of Reistertown, Maryland, once stated: "To breed Shorthorns is good; to breed good Shorthorns is better; to breed better Shorthorns is an achievement." Serious draft horse breeders would be well-served to keep this thought in mind–Otherwise their chance of achieving success as a name breeder of quality pedigreed draft horses is slim. Serious breeders of pedigreed draft horses have three means of improving the Belgian, the Clydesdale, the Percheron or the Shire horses he breeds. He can employ an outcross breeding, a line breeding or an inbreeding program. Pedigreed animals mated…

SUBSCRIBE: Sign up to receive a notification when the new quarterly journal is published, enter your email address below

DHJ-Side-Issue-Ads_Autumn2014