|Better Farming Series 14 - Farming with Animal Power (FAO - INADES, 1977, 57 p.)|
In Africa, horses, saddled, are chiefly used for carrying people.
But they can also be used for pulling farm implements. For that the horse has a collar (see page 37) or a breast- strap.
Horse with breast- strap
The horse is stronger than the donkey but more difficult to train well.
· These words are useful to learn: a male horse is called a stallion; a female is called a mare; a young horse is called a colt or foal.
· A horse needs the same care as a donkey.
· Like the donkey, the horse eats grass.
When it is working, give it a feed supplement every day, such as 2 to 4 kilogrammes of crushed millet or sorghum mixed with rice bran, for light work, and 4 kilogrammes of millet for heavy work.