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Oxen Basics

August 21 @ 8:00 am - August 22 @ 4:00 pm


Are you considering an oxen team for your farm but wondering where to start? Join us for a two-day workshop to learn what you need to know about bringing a pair home, finding the right equipment for them, and learning how to work them. Our experienced instructors will train you in a safe and productive environment. Students will learn the basics of selecting a team or single ox, halter training, basic commands, and proper yoking and fitting. The instructors will demonstrate the navigation of a team with equipment while explaining proper body language, position, and voice commands. Students will have the opportunity to practice navigating their team on multiple pieces of equipment. When students feel comfortable, they will drive teams throughout Sanborn Mills Farm under the supervision of our experienced teamsters. Much of the training will be based upon the day-to-day work at Sanborn Mills Farm.

If you would like to bring a team to the farm, please contact Ray Ramsey at 603-856-5991 at least 3 weeks prior to the workshop start date to discuss the possibility and determine if it is appropriate to bring them. Out-of-state cattle must have a state health certificate from a veterinarian. No “intact” bulls over the age of 8 months are permitted on the farm.

Workshop Details

Instructor: Ray Ramsey, Tyler Allen

Length: 2 Days

Skill Level: All

Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Registration Cost: $300.00

Material Cost: None 

Sanborn Mills Farm requires all workshop participants to follow the Farm’s safety protocols. You will be required to sign that you read and comply with the protocols during registration.

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August 21 @ 8:00 am
August 22 @ 4:00 pm
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Sanborn Mills Farm
7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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