We are about to take in a couple of horses. Not only for the ability to work our fields, and transport us without the use of petroleum, but as a source of fertilizer for our gardens and fields. We live in Amish country, and have spent time learning about horses, and workinging with them, and will spend much more time with folks who work them professionally, but we are in a good spot to learn what is needed. One site that was helpful to us, increasing our ability to understand what the locals were explaining, and helping us ask intelligent questions, is the Horses and Horse Information website. If you have an interest in raising horses, I highly recommend this resource.