Modern Animal Traction: Current situation, challenges and opportunities


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Date: Tuesday 9 June 2020, 20:00 BST
Topic: Modern animal traction: current situation, challenges and opportunities
Speakers: Joao Rodrigues (The Donkey Sanctuary), Pit Schlechter (European Draught Horse Federation), Erhard Schroll (Farmer)

A webinar by three of Europe’s leading experts on animal traction which will focus on the use of working equids in Europe; the current reality, challenges and opportunities.

Equids in Europe are being used in areas such as agriculture, vineyards, forest, urban environments and other activities. This webinar is an excellent opportunity to explore the of the reality in Europe around working equids.

  • Pit Schlechter will start the webinar off by talking about the current situation facing working equids.
  • Erhard Schroll will cover the challenges and opportunities, talking about his experience as a professional logger and farmer using working horses including harness and implements.
  • A panel discussion about the situation, challenges and opportunities facing working equines in Europe with Joao Rodrigues, Erhard Schroll and Pit Schlechter.

Finishing up with questions from the public.

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