Logging with horses, a rare sight in British woodlands

John and Jack are a team, travelling across Cornwall to remove timber from woodlands

Heavy horses are more use than tractors when it comes to managing woods on steep slopes. Sarah Pitt watches a man and his shire horse at work at Pentillie Castle in the Tamar Valley.

John and Jack are a team, travelling across Cornwall to remove timber from woodlands, often on steep ground where it would be uneconomical and impractical for contractors to work with tractor and trailer.

For the past three weeks, the family have been camped out in their lorry on the Pentillie Estate, on the Cornish side of the Tamar Valley, thinning a six-acre mixed ash and beech woodland for owner Ted Coryton.

Read the full story at http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/woods-today-surprise-equine-lumberjack-gets-work/story-21295861-detail/story.html

 

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