Category: Courses and Training

Introductory Course To Horse Logging

INTRODUCTORY HORSELOGGING COURSE

British Horse Loggers will be running a course on horselogging from 25th to 29th March in the vicinity of Chelmsford.

The topics to be covered include

  • equine care and welfare; fitness for work
  • grooming and harnessing the horse for forestry work
  • different harness, different equipment and their uses
  • hands-on experience of horse extraction under realistic conditions
  • safety at work and risk assessments
  • woodland management
  • effective work practices

The cost of the course will be £690. Grant assistance may be available to committed applicants.

To seek additional information about the course and about grants please contact Julian Philipson on 01669 650117 or at julian@lanternside.net .

Horse Logging Day

                        Horse Logging/Working Horse Experience Day

Saturday 27th April 2019  at  Sun Beck Wood

(Near Brafferton Helperby, between Boroughbridge and Easingwold, North Yorkshire,

about 10 miles north of York.)

This day is aimed at enthusiastic novices, with spaces for up to three people.

Details and Price from:-

Chris Wadsworth,

41 Fernie Road,

Guisborough,

North Yorks,

TS14 7LZ

Mobile: 07531331440

e-mail: wadsworth32124@btinternet.com

Introductory Horselogging Course 2019

British Horse Loggers will be running a course on horselogging for 5 days starting Mon 25th  March 2019 in the vicinity of Chelmsford.

The objective of this course is to provide an intensive introduction to the skills required by a horselogger so that participants have the skills to be immediately useful in the wood, though completion of the course will not in itself equip candidates to start work as independent horseloggers.  Participants who wish to carry on into a career in horselogging can apply for a limited number of work experience placements and undertake BHL’s programme of further development which is intended to equip new entrants over the course of about a year with the basic skills needed to start independent contracting.

The topics to be covered include

  • equine care and welfare; fitness for work
  • grooming and harnessing the horse for forestry work
  • different harness, different equipment and their uses
  • hands-on experience of horse extraction under realistic conditions
  • safety at work and risk assessments
  • woodland management
  • effective work practices

Tuition will be by an experienced and successful horselogging contractor and participants will be limited to a maximum of four to ensure personal attention tailored to previous knowledge. You will receive lunch and drinks each day, and a copy of “The Horse in the Forest” by Hans Sidback.

The introductory course may still be undertaken as a leisure activity by anyone willing to participate fully in a demanding and challenging process, but priority will be given to those with serious interest in a career in the trade.

The cost of the course will be £690. Grant assistance may be available to committed applicants.

To seek additional information about the course and about grants please contact Julian Philipson on 01669 650117 or at julian@lanternside.net .