Fourth (and last) part of the webinars about the education of a young working horse (in French).
De Meulenaer Manu, 1955, Flemish, Belgian and proud of being.
The horse has always galloped in his head. Young he saw the last working horses in the fields and streets. He reads a lot on the horse for lack of the "true". From these 25 years, he gives free rein to his passion and emotion "horse". In Germany he learned the Achenbach system at 2 and 4, in Hungary the Hungarian system and others at Fülöp Sandor. He became a driving instructor in Holland, Ad Aarts. He competed from 1982 to 2004 at 2.4 and in tandem, his personal hobby. He focuses especially on the instruction of the driver and the young team horse first but very quickly on the young working horse. He is the co-author of several driving manuals. But his greatest pleasure is training young work horses to harness. The horse instructs him on the techniques to use, but he trains them first alone ... they must walk on their own legs ...
Third part of the webinars about the education of a young working horse (in French).
Jean-Louis Cannelle is undoubtedly one of the best known figures in the world of draught horses in France. He was born on a farm and never stopped breeding, training and using Comtois horses. Many drivers attended his training courses and for decades he is fighting for the recognition and the promotion of animal traction.
Second part of the webinars about the education of a young working horse (in French).
Henri was a school teacher, an agricultural engineer and one of the last cavalry officers trained by the Swiss Army. For 38 years he produced milk on his farm in the Swiss Jura, at an altitude of 1.200 m above sea level. He did all the farmwork with Franches-Montagnes horses, but also bred and trained horses, mainly of this Swiss breed. The FM breeding society elected him as it’s first chairman. He also trained people and all his life he was a strong supporter of animal traction, for ecological, societal and mental reasons. Today his activities still are closely linked to the use of horses: riding, driving a horse-drawn sledge for tourists, giving training courses in logging etc.
The Working Animal Alliance (WAA) is a strategic coalition of stakeholders seeking to raise awareness of the contribution working animals make towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The WAA believes that the critical contribution working animals provide towards the life of people is largely overlooked, despite spanning several areas of activities, including economic development, fighting poverty, climate change mitigation and the dissemination of diseases. Worldwide, working animals are very frequently one of the most valuable assets that people own: they facilitate income generation, enable resource provision, allow access to education and further gender empowerment.
The Alliance is an informal group of countries, intergovernmental bodies and relevant stakeholders who will focus on emphasizing the crucial contribution of the world’s 200 million working animals towards the livelihood of hundreds of communities. It will take coordinated activities aiming to strengthen synergies across sectors and to support the delivery of the SDGs.
It intends to work with countries that have large working animal populations and that are planning to present their the Voluntary National Reviews, to help highlight working animals’ contribution to development reflected in their reports.
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