Love the pics! In fact, I love this blog! Thanks for sharing and your ox and dog are both very beautiful.
October 25, 2011 7:08 PM
Thanks for your terrific blog! I love the anatomy diagrams. Scout is handsome and the dog is cute, too; not to mention the lovely family. So much good info, presented beautifully.
May 3, 2012 9:01 AM
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
I Think I Saw a Reindeer
Xavia, a Hereford Heifer is being Prepared for Training as a Riding Cow Photo used with permission of Samthesteerrider; Copyright Law applies.
Horned Hereford cattle have long been favored in Nova Scotia for use as oxen. (Nova Scotians typically use head-yokes which require sturdy horns.) The breed originated in England. They are thought of in this country as a beef breed with most now being bred as polled animals (without horns). For oxen they are a popular breed to cross with the dairy breeds of Ayrshire, Holstein, or Shorthorn; these crosses carry the best draft animal characteristics of both breeds. Learn more about Herefords and other cattle breeds at this excellent web site: Oklahoma State University
Sleek Single Hereford Ox Pulling Oxcart in Nova Scotia c.1910