Animal Traction Network for Eastern and Southern Africa
ocument resources on  yokes and harnesses

Various documents relating to yokes and harnesses are available. 
Some of these documents derive from ATNESA workshops or the workshops of the West Africa Animal Traction Network. Some have been prepared by animal traction specialists for other collaborating organisations or networks. 
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Articles about
yokes and harnesses
Developing suitable yokes for draft oxen in sub-Saharan Africa 134
Gérard Le Thiec and Michel Havard

Design and manufacture of a withers yoke for zebu oxen and cows 140
Wells F Kumwenda
Harnessing techniques and work performance of draft horses in Ethiopia 143
Mengistu Geza
A note on a donkey harnessing problem and innovation in Zimbabwe
       by  Peta A Jones
Harnessing and implements for animal traction 
       by  Paul Starkey   

See also 
Home Page (booklets on harnessing)

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