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Logging with horses today

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my Buff was half english bull, greatest dog ever.:thumbup:

 

For me there's no going back having owned one, i think we'll always have at least one in our life.

 

Infact my wife(who currently works for social services)wants to start a fostering/adoption home entitled sociabull services:laugh1:

 

 

Apologies for the de-rail:blushing:

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Nice pictures..

 

CJ, Do you have a rough idea of how much you're extracting on the average day, and over what sort of distance? And are there any deadlines on the felling to do with bird nesting and other wildlife?

 

There are two horses working here, on average, 80/100 tons a week. Extraction distance anything from 30yds to 150yds. Felling stops at the end of this week I believe, so then just us to clear up.

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thats a great Idea, the horse loggers section, i would love it, like the fungi section has its own heading.:thumbup1:

 

I want a pair of shires! bigguns!:thumbup:

 

You want "prop forwards" for logging, thick set, low centre of gravity, shires are like " second row forwards", too long in the leg and top heavy, and they eat more than a smaller horse. You would be amazed at what a pair of Shetland ponies would pull.

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Awesome pics!

I saw some horse looging in Leavenworth, WA recently! are there any days when you'd welcome visitors to watch and learn a little about the use of horses?

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Awesome pics!

I saw some horse looging in Leavenworth, WA recently! are there any days when you'd welcome visitors to watch and learn a little about the use of horses?

No problems, just pm or email anytime :thumbup1:

Seems like we might be there even longer, Tillhill are instructing the feller to take more softwood and non native broadleaves out, so ongoing for the time being.

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Just added some more

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