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Classified Listings


Print advertisers in the Rare Breeds Canada’s magazine Genesis are entitled to a free classified listing here on the website and Genesis magazine.
  EVENT LISTINGS ARE FREE. Please provide event name, date, location and contact person.  To contact Rare Breeds Canada directly go to www.rarebreedscanada.org or Call the office manager Pam Heath at 204-824-2386 or rbc@rarebreedscanada.ca . Visit the advertising page to learn more or contact us for an ad reservation.

For Sale

Equipment for Sale: International Riding Plow, Fluery 21 Walking Plow, Massey 51 Walking Plow, Heavy duty forecart, Sloop sleighs, 5th Wheel Horse Trailer, Shoeing Stock, Team Leather Harness with new granite breechings, bridles and lines and several good quality collars. Everything as been stored inside and is in great shape. Contact Ron Townsend, 613-926-2414

Black Mule For Sale: He’s a 10 year old, at least 1400lbs and his only reason for selling is he needs more work than Lindon can give him. He would be an excellent logging mule. His owner Lindon Zinn of Alexander, MB. can be reached at 204 752 2006

Registered FJORDS: Mares – pasture bred to our reg. Fjord stallion. 2-yr-old team hitched and driven. Yearling filly. 2 weanlings. All very quiet and well-handled on our farm near Mount Forest, ON bosomworth@wightman.ca 519-665-2303

New Massey 51 Walking Skimmers now available, We have re-cast the rotating head, machined the handle and forged the skimmer points and wings. Price $150 + HST Contact: Tony Wallbank (519) 458-8331 or email tlwallbank@gmail.com

Harder’s Heritage   New and used draft horse equipment for sale. Authorized Pioneer dealer and Yoder Stocks. Jackie and Owen Harder – teams, 3 horse hitches on farm implements, wagons and some logging. The Central Ontario Draft Horse Workshop will be offered May 23,24,25 August 3,4,5 and September 14,15,16 2013 space is limited to 5 students each class so book early($100 deposit required). Share stories, laughs and some good fun on this uniqe vacation only offered in Stirling Ontario. Contact Owen and Jackie Harder 613-395-1855 – http://hardersheritage.com/workshops.html
Plow points New points made for Massey Harris, 51 walking and sulky plows. Contact Nelson Sage, Gordon Street, Thamesville, Ontario, N0P 2K0 (519) 692-4002.

Alberta Carriage Supply http://albertacarriagesupply.com – Our Mission – “To provide a one stop shop of horse drawn vehicle parts, repairs and sourcing by horse people for horse people.” We sell a complete line of Pioneer Equipment. We sell vehicle blue print plans and all the parts necessary to complete each vehicle. This is one of the first times this has been done that plans exist to build a vehicle for scratch. Our website works well for us. If a person has a used vehicle to sell we can advertise this as well. Now we have harness and horses for sale on the website too. We sell top of the line harness that can be customized to each person’s need. We have a skilled leather work man to repair harness for customers. 403-615-0054 or 403-689-0149 or fax – 403-934-5712.

Workshops/Training

Southern Ontario Draft Horse Workshops – Farmers of Ontario Kitchen Table Meeting at Orchard Hill Farm. “Farming with Draft Horses – Nostalgia trip or viable option for today’s and tomorrows farmers” A discussion of all the different aspects of using horses for farming: choice of horses, feeding, harness, health care, foot care, training, and how much you can accomplish. Will include tour
of barn, discussion of fencing, demonstration of harnessing, hitching, and driving. Your host and discussion leader will be Ken Laing, teamster of 32 years. Ken and Martha Laing operate a very successful 220 member summer CSA and 100 member fall CSA. Please bring something to share for lunch, soup will be provided. This is a EFO event. There is no charge but please register with Rebecca at EFO e-mail rebecca@efao.ca or phone 519-822-8606
•February  Logging demonstration with horses. Learn how to get your firewood and logs out of the woods safely and efficiently. $75/person Warm lunch provided. Orchard Hill Farm, 45415 Fruit Ridge Line, St.Thomas On
519-775-2670
•April 11-13 Three day beginners hands- on workshop. Learn how to safely harness, hitch and drive singe horses and teams on various vehicles and farm implements. To register check out our website at www.orchardhillfarm.ca

Hands-On Driving and Draft Horse Workshop  For the past 9 summers, horse lovers have enjoyed Butternut Farm’s Hands On Driving and Draft Workshop. Join us June . $550 Lunches included B&B’s in area 613-256-0631 or butternutfarm@xplornet.com or check out www.patwolfefjords.com
Over five fun-filled days, students come together to learn new skills. With our pleasure driving horses you will learn the basics of driving, beginning & ending always with safety. You will discover your competitive nature in the cones course, the log skidding course, & the pleasure driving class. On the practical side, you will fit harness & chose the correct vehicle for your horse. You will prepare for the show ring: check appointments, follow show ring etiquette and understand the importance of reinsmanship. On the earthy side, you will learn how to log with your horse, to teach your horse to pull, and to enjoy farm classes at your fall fair.