Farm Talk


March 2, 2010

Dunn’s Landing—like taking a step back in time


In addition to working the land, teaching others about agriculture and hosting wedding parties Dunn also has draft horses.

“We have always had the draft horses,” Dunn adds. “We started promoting our horses by going to horse parades, the American Royal horse parade and now deliver the governor’s Christmas tree every year with them. They are gentle giants and a dying breed which most people don’t understand.”

According to Dunn, she has 10 to 12 horses which is enough for two or three teams.

“I have always loved the draft horses,” she says. “Riding horses wasn’t as fun as I have gotten older. We used to be a Belgian breeding farm but now we have enough horses for a couple of teams. Also we have a couple of wild mustangs to teach the public about the importance of the horses and the purpose they serve.”

“I use the horses to teach driving lessons and workmanship,” she says. “It is important for the youth to understand safety around the farm and the animals, especially horses. During school tours I am able to show the progression agriculture has made. Not only does every piece of machinery on the farm work, which includes the old equipment, but I am able to show the difference between the past and modern agriculture as I still use the horses to plant my sweet corn every year.”

She also offers her horses for hire. Not only does Dunn haul a team of horses to Topeka to deliver the governor’s tree she also uses the horses for weddings and for individuals traveling to her farm to experience her way of life.

“We have a stage coach, a people mover wagon, a high wheel hitch wagon, a horse drawn limousine and a bobsled available,” she mentions. “I spend every weekend with the horses during the nicer months going to parades, festivals, weddings and wagon rides.”

Whether one is traveling through the area to experience a early 20th century farm or is there for a wedding, Dunn offers a piece of history to each visitor.

“There is something about walking out of the old barn and seeing a team of horses tied to the hitching post to connect to how life used to be,” Dunn concludes.

Text Only
  • stripedblisterbeetle.jpg Scout for striped blister beetles

    Striped blister beetles, which can be toxic to horses, are being seen in high numbers in alfalfa in some areas of the state, said University of Missouri Extension entomologist Wayne Bailey.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • K-State vet says EHM occurrence is a reminder to take precautions

    It's springtime and for many horse enthusiasts, that means heading out to horse shows and rodeos. But two recent cases of Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy, after a barrel racing event in Nebraska should serve as a reminder that good biosecurity practices can help prevent illnesses, according to a Kansas State University veterinarian.

    May 13, 2014

  • KDA confirms EHV-1 case in Kansas

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture Animal Health Commissioner Dr. Bill Brown recently reported that a horse in northeast Kansas has been confirmed positive with a wild type of a non-neurotropic case of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1).

    May 6, 2014

  • HorseFest this weekend

    March 18, 2014

  • Tax changes for horse operations

    During 2013, horse owners, breeders and businesses enjoyed a number of favorable tax provisions that have now reverted to lower levels or expired. Over sixty tax provisions expired, some applied to all businesses, including the horse industry, and one was specifically applicable to owners of race horses.

    March 11, 2014

  • Bill lets Oklahoma counties decide horse slaughter

    A state senator is making a last-ditch plea for his bill that would require county voters to first approve any horse slaughtering facility before it could open.

    February 25, 2014

  • Treatments foals may need immediately after birth

    February 18, 2014

  • Missouri denies horse slaughter application

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Citing federal budget restrictions, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources recently turned down a request for a permit from a northwest Missouri business that sought to slaughter horses for meat.

    February 4, 2014

  • horse slaughter.jpg Mo. company prepares to process horse meat

    GALLATIN, Mo. (AP) — A small northwest Missouri company has been preparing to slaughter horses for meat after a federal appeals court lifted an emergency stay on U.S. horse slaughter operations.

    December 24, 2013 1 Photo

  • EKHA members.jpg EKHA horseman group honors golden anniversary

    Cowboys and cowgirls young and old recently celebrated the Eastern Kansas Horseman’s Association (EKHA) with a year-end awards banquet.

    November 12, 2013 1 Photo

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Seasonal Content