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The BHL offer this service for the information and benefit of its members and to assist in the sale of useful working horses and equipment.   BHL Members are welcome to advertise horses, goods and services on this page free of charge. Non-members will be charged a fee of £5 per advert.  Please email a photo with a description, price and contact details to us here.
Nothing listed here has been checked by the BHL and we accept no responsibility for the suitability or soundness of the item for sale.

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BHL Merchandise

BHL Clothing

Polo shirts and Rugby shirts in green with embroidered BHL 'Horse and Logs' logo on breast.
Also available baseball caps, fleeces, body warmers, hi-vis vests, berets and sweat shirts.
Wording (above logo) 'British Horse Loggers' and (below logo) the web address. Polo shirts all green, rugby shirts green with white collar. Fleeces and body warmers available in a choice of colours.
Individual logo-ed items can be ordered and collected from BHL or posted out for an extra charge. 
Linda Beauchamp by email or by phone 07930 870622

BHL Mugs and Signs

BHL logo warning signs in red on white "Caution Horses Working". Available in English or English/Welsh, £10 each plus P&P
BHL interpretation boards. Large format with explanation of woodland management and the benefits of horses for display on work sites.
Kate Mobbs-Morgan Email:  Tel: 01600 780143 and 07986 337205


Ardennes Gelding

George is an Ardennes gelding, aged 12 years, and I have owned him for the past 4 years.  He was not in work before I found him, and is a green working horse.  I spent time getting him in harness and working alongside another Ardennes, and he performed well.  Unfortunately I have been unable to continue working him, and very much wish this for him.  He is best suited to a working environment and preferably working with other horses.  The Ardennes is a horse which likes to lead, therefore a buyer would need to be an excellent horseman and have the skills necessary to bring George on in his work, with a firm but calm manner.  I have started training him in Parelli, so a similar knowledge of natural horsemanship would be very welcome. The price I am asking is around £2,000 and the harness will also be for sale at nearly half price, with the collar and hames(stainless steel) and harness in excellent order.

Belgian Ardennes Mare

15hh.  11 Years Old. 

Brabant, Ardennes and Flemish Horses For Sale

If you are looking for a good broken horse for working, forestry work, hitching or riding, let us know. 
We have draft horses in all ages from foals, to green broken, up to experienced working horses.
Jurgen TalpeStal Talpe, Hoge Bossen 5, 7780 Komen, 0032(0)473/71.35.53.

Excellent Dales ponies for sale.

imageCharlie Parker has some excellent Dales ponies for sale.
Charlie Parker Tel 01833 651904 / 07788594466

Working Stallions For Sale & at Stud




Horse Logging Harnesses



Collar, hames, bridle and harness to suit clydesdale/shire type horse or larger Ardennes/Brabant type.  Collar is adjustable and will suit 22-24 inch.  Harness is used but in good condition and will suit beginner for swingle tree and chain work.  Can deliver in central Scotland.  £ 475 ono.  Can be seen if desired.
Phone 01294 833648 email


Horse Logging Equipment


Log Splitter


30 tonne diesel log splitter, works in vertical and horizontal positions.
Designed to be towed from job to job, comes with lights and accessories. As new, approx 30 hours work from new ( firewood project with forest owner that never materialised)
Advertised elsewhere.
Contact Simon Lenihan 07900395461.

Horse Logging Hooks

Brand new Logging hooks. Takes two normal logging chains. Doesn't pick up things like brambles and so on. £30 including postage.

Steffi or Dave 01387 740945

Horse Logging  Equipment


A wide range of horse logging equipment made to order from choker chains to 8 wheel forwarders, bracken bashers to adaptor kits. Bespoke equipment also available.

Please ring 07967 623030 or e-mail for more information


Horse Logging Equipment


6 wheel combi forwarder ( hardly used )
Timber arch
Bracken roller
2 webbing D ring working harnesses
2 adjustable collars 23” and 24”
Plough reins, driving reins, and pair reins
Swingle tree and doubletree both with logging hooks
Choker chains and various bits and pieces.


Team Logging Arch Available for Hire


Blue Horse Equine now have a team logging cart which available to rent for a day rate of £13, weekly £70. Also available for sale . Really useful if someone has some bigger timber to move and needs a pair. The tools in the picture are not included, but the chainsaw scabbard is on the cart.. Renter collects, delivery may be available for a fee. Standard rental conditions will apply.
Contact us on 01747 860879, or

Horse Logging Equipment for Hire

Members of the BHL are able to hire horse logging equipment through the British Horse Loggers Charitable Trust.  More information can be found using the link below.
British Horse Loggers Charitable Trust

Österby Smedja


Producer of high quality Forwarders and timber arch. Equipment can be viewed in current use in the UK.



Ifor Williams HB610


Good working order but has some slight cosmetic issues.
The trailer is stored near Exeter and I may be able to deliver for fuel costs.  £5750 ono.  Would consider PX for logging kit.
Hamilton Males 07818 667618  or email





Miscellaneous & Wanted


Horse Shoes

8 Sets of heavy duty work shoes available. Size 7. Front shoes only.  £10 a set ono.
Steffi 01387 740945


Training, Job & Volunteering Opportunities


Horse Logging Course - Essex

Matt Waller of Hawthorn Heavy Horses runs regular 2 day introduction to Horse Logging courses in Essex.    Please contact us for more details.
Matt Waller - 07814 003787 or


BHL Courses


The BHL run a range of training courses and progress days.  More details can be found on the Become a Horse Logger page.


Forestry Learning Network


The Forestry Learning Network website is now open for business and ready to accept applications!

This exciting industry led professional development project allows individuals working in the forestry and arboriculture sector to access significantly subsidised training, funded by the UK Government Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS). It focuses on increasing skills of the forestry workforce, through employer led learning and development.

Only 250 spaces available!!!


Business Opportunity

Would you like to join us at Wild Oak Woods to develop a firewood/woodland products/logging demonstration business alongside your existing contract work? We have a 20 foot by 30 foot shed with electric and a rainwater system in an old granite quarry that will become vacant next year and plenty of grazing for 2 horses.

Wild Oak Woods is a stunning 58 acre site, teaming with wildlife, in Dumfries and Galloway. The site is located half a mile from Sandyhills bay at the edge of the Stewartry National Scenic Area and is surrounded by the farming and forestry land of the Solway coast, a popular tourist destination.

The site consists of around 20 acres of commercial forestry and 15 acres of amenity planting with the rest of the property being rough grazing and woodland grazing. Our aim is to develop the site for wildlife and people, build and eco-campsite and develop a forest garden and to slowly change the woodland to a mixed woodland yielding coppice firewood.

If you would like to know more contact Elspeth on 07747042197


BHL Courses


The BHL run a range of training courses and progress days.  More details can be found on the Become a Horse Logger page.


Forestry Training                      

 We provide a full range of training and assessment options for the horse logger or small scale forester including:

Full range of chainsaw courses and assessment
Emergency First Aid for Forestry (EFAW+F) courses (as required by the Forestry Commission)
Chainsaw Refresher Days
If you are an existing horse logger looking to acquire industry compatible qualifications, we also run training and assessment for the Lantra Awards Certificate in Safe Use of Horses in Forestry.  This is a unique certification that covers all aspects of forestry health and safety, animal welfare and handling, emergency planning and safe working techniques. uk      01294 833648


Horse Logging Courses in Wiltshire


Professional horse logger Richard Eames is running 1, 2 & 5 day horse logging courses throughout the year, based near Marlborough in Wiltshire.
No previous experience necessary.
Email for further details

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