Man and Horse have a long working history. Horse logging is removing timber from a site without using mechanical equipment. It is an environmentally friendly way to extract fallen and felled timber from woodland and supports natural regeneration.
- There is minimal damage to flora and watercourses, no pollution and limited soil compaction.
- Horses are excellent in sensitive areas, steep ground, around historical sites and among standing trees.
- In areas of high public access, horses are excellent for public relations being silent ambassadors for good practice.
I am a member of British Horse Loggers and have been seen working on the St Ives Estate, Bingley; Low Wood, Riddlesden; Baildon Moor; and Turley Holes above Hebden Bridge.