Work Horses (literally)

Meet Polly and Beano, key employees of the Dartmoor Horse Loggers. On Wednesday I had the great pleasure to be working in the same stand of Douglas Fir as them in a stunning area of Fingle Wood known as Halls Cleave. These amazing animals under the expert guidance of Will and Alex (the human element of the team) are able to extract their own body weight in timber (700Kg) at a time. Amazingly they leave the ground almost unscathed with none of the ruts and tire tracks associated with modern methods.

Beano (the blond one)


Beano takes a short break after pulling out a huge Fir tree
Polly in work mode, a beautiful site.

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