Horse-powered farming is experiencing a rebirth in Tasmania, according to Rural Online, ABC, and the price of fuel may have something to do with it.
A heavy horse association has just been formed to help share the dwindling knowledge of how to train and work horses on farms.
More than 100 people turned out to the association’s first field day at Kindred on July 17.
Field day host, Brad Saunders, says people are interested in keeping heavy horses for a number of uses, not just farm work.
Brad says he uses his Clydesdales for 80 per cent of his farm work.