What is the role of the ox in cow protection? Attendees of the Ox Training Seminar in New Vraja Dhama Hungary learned about training oxen and their valuable role in sustainable agriculture.
ISCOWP traveled to New Vraja Dhama farm in Hungary to help present the week-long Ox Training Seminar held April 17-24, 2019. Attendees came from Croatia, Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, USA, Greece, England, and Hungary. This video presents some of the seminar’s activities and the thoughts of some of its attendees.
Training young calves to voice commands, driving mature oxen to perform farm tasks, making yokes, learning about different ox driven machines and learning about the philosophy behind ox power were a few of the topics covered. New Vraja Dhama farm was an excellent setting for such a seminar because they practice cow protection and do a large part of their agricultural activities with the oxen.
The Ox Training Seminar at New Vraja Dhama, Hungary held April 17-24, involved training oxen by voice commands. Before the seminar, there were a few young oxen who were in the early stages of being trained by voice commands at New Vraja Dhama. Shiva was one of those oxen and Balabhadra (William E. Dove) showed how to train Shiva to stop and stand. Then seminar attendees took Shiva for a walk to practice Shiva’s stopping and standing. Watch the video and give student Shiva a grade in the YouTube comments below the video or take the poll in the video!
This video shows the use of a simple obstacle course in the beginning training of a young ox. As with children, the early formative years are the most crucial in the development of a mature dependable, qualified ox.