FECTU Webinar - Rebekah Sullivan: How working equids have an essential role in one Health?
FECTU Webinar with Rebekah Sullivan: How working equids have an essential role in one Health? Rebekah Sullivan is Lead Veterinary Surgeon for Medicine at The Donkey Sanctuary and Part-time student of MSc in One Health with the University of Edinburgh. Rebekah qualified as a vet in 2005 and spent a month volunteering with the working equid charity, SPANA, in a clinic in Morocco, before settling down to work in mixed veterinary practice in the UK and a short stint in New Zealand. A further period...
FECTU Webinar with Abel & David Ibañez: Animal traction in the market garden with a single animal In this webinar, Abel & David Ibáñez introduce us to the most common animal traction tools and techniques in the Valencian market garden, recognized for its specialization and productivity, and which is worked generally with only one animal . The webinar will be live from the field with real demonstrations of the techniques and tools. Abel Ibáñez Martí (39) is president of the Spanish...
FECTU Webinar - Albert Schweizer: Säumen ... eine fast vergessene Arbeit mit Equiden
FECTU Webinar with Albert Schweizer: Workhorse as pack animal - an almost forgotten work with equines The webinar is in German. Albert Schweizer is a well known expert in Europe for pack animals. He is often on the walk with his donkey on pack tours through the Alp. Albert Schweizer was a board member from the Austrian draft horse organsisation ÖIPK. For his efforts regarding pack animas Albert Schweizer got the "Eiserner Gustav" Award from the Bavarian organisation VfD. ---oooOOOooo--- FECTU...
Pferde Stark 2023
Dear friends of PferdeStark! With a heavy heart, the organizers and the organizing committee have decided to cancel the PferdeStark due to the uncertainties in connection with the corona pandemic. Even if it should be possible somehow to hold the event under certain conditions in the coming August, too many organizational and economic question marks remain. Also the good atmosphere, the carefree and the cordial togetherness, as we got to know and love from the past events, can hardly be...
FECTU Webinar-Alfred Ferrís: La Tracción Animal Moderna en la Península Ibérica (España y Portugal)
Alfred Ferrís García es agricultor ecológico y trabaja con animales (principalmente yeguas y caballos) desde hace más de 30 años. Actualmente trabaja como autónomo haciendo trabajos con tracción animal a terceros, además de trabajos de asesoría, principalmente en el ámbito de la viticultura y forestal, tanto en el ámbito privado como del público. Valenciano de origen, de formación tradicional hortícola valenciana y autodidacta. Colabora periódicamente con escuelas de...
FECTU Webinar - Dale K. Stoltzfus: Draft horses and mules among the Amish of North America
Info about the speaker: I was born in 1951 on a dairy farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. My father and mother and my 5 sisters and I all worked hard to take care of the 45 dairy cows and their replacements as well as the 2000 laying hens we kept. We carried all the milk from the cows in buckets to pour into the bulk tank in the milk house and we carried all the eggs in baskets to be washed and packed into cartons to send to a wholesale egg processor. I spent many happy hours playing with...
Training working horses Part 4 - Emmanuel de Meulanaer
Training working horses Part 4 - Emmanuel de Meulanaer Speaker: De Meulenaer Manu, 1955, Flamand, Belge et fier de l’ètre. Le cheval lui galope dans le tète depuis toujours. Jeune il vit les derniers chevaux de travail dans les champs et rues. Il lit beaucoup sur le cheval par manque du « vraie ». A partir de ces 25 ans il laisse libre court à sa passion et émotion « cheval ». En Allemagne il apprend le système Achenbach à 2 et 4, en Hongrie le système Hongrois e.a. chez Fülöp...
L'éducation et la formation du jeune cheval de travail Part 3 - The education of the young working horse Part 3
Jean-Louis Cannelle est sans doute un des personnages les plus connus du monde des chevaux de trait en France. Fils de fermier, il n'a jamais cessé d'élever, d'éduquer et d'utiliser des chevaux comtois. De nombreux meneurs ont suivi leur formation chez lui et pendant des décennies il a lutté pour la défense et la promotion de la traction animale. 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...
Thinking but not Learning: Issues around concepts of sustainability illustrated through the example of working animals
This webinar will be an exposition of the conflicting definitions, meanings and practical realities of sustainability. These issues and some of their profound implications will be illustrated through attitudes to, and understanding of, the role of working animals. Speaker: Dr Roger Cutting Education Lead for The Donkey Sanctuary, UK. Visiting Research Fellow for the University of Plymouth
L'éducation et la formation du jeune cheval de travail Part 2 - The education of the young working horse Part 2
Speaker: Henri Spychiger (Switzerland) 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...

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