team hitches, South Dakota, animal husbandry department
Cooperative Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
South Dakota has 160,000 less horses now than it had seven years ago. This has resulted in an increasing demand for more definite information in regard to multiple hitches and how to make them. To some it might seem unnecessary to explain in detail the methods of constructing these different hitches and the importance of proper hitches on different farm implements because of the fact that farmers have worked horses for the past forty years and will continue to work them indefinitely. Nevertheless, it seems that many men today work horses to a great disadvantage because they, seemingly, have no better method.
Hauser, W. R., "Better Team Hitches For South Dakota" (1928). SDSU Extension Circulars. 270.