Horse drawn timber extraction


Jeton extracting timber, originally uploaded by timabbott.

I spent Sunday with my sister, Frankie, and a few others in some ancient woodland in Kent. She was there as part of the forestry management programme which involved extracting several tons of timber using her horses Jeton and Yser. The timber was being sawn into planks on site.

The whole approach is both cost effective and has minimal environmental impact. Horses can work between trees, in soft ground or on slopes in a way that no machinery can match.

I'm immensely proud of my 'little sister' and all that she's achieved in becoming one of this country's leading horse loggers.

A great day out in wonderful surroundings with some very special people.

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