Heavy Horse Work
Heavy horse at work in woodlands
A few years back we visited a local wood which needed thinning out. Instead of getting in the tractors and getting the job done at speed, whilst damaging the remaining wood, the owners decided to go back in time and organized a heavy horse day.
They brought in a Suffolk Punch horse to ferry the felled trees to the cutting machine, and advertised the day to visitors. The owner of the horse was happy to answer questions and we all learned a lot. It was lovely to see the horse doing the work, just as they many years ago.