Low Impact Land Management

Ceffylau Gwaith Carnog Working Horses, run by Barbara Haddrill, is based in Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant in the heart of the Tanat Valley in Powys, Wales. It works in mid and North Wales, Shropshire and the Welsh Borders and Marches.

Billy and Babs loggingWorking horses were a common sight in this area in the not too distant past, especially working on the steep wooded slopes and fields where man-made machines still struggle to reach. Now, with advances in the development of modern day horse drawn machinery and the increasing cost of fossil fuels and a greater concern for the environment, horse-power is once again a popular and economic method. We use horse logging and bracken and bramble control / bashing to manage woodland, forests and agricultural areas.

At the heart of Carnog Working Horses is the desire to manage the land in a sensitive ecological manner. Maintaining rural skills and heritage is also important to us, as well as wanting to live and work in a beautiful rural area.

Tyler & Billy Thirteen-year-old Tyler (left) was the main base-machine for the Carnog Team until December 2010 when nine-year-old Billy (right) was added to the team and today the two horses work well together as a pair.  Other horses and equipment can be brought into the team as required by larger contracts.

Carnog Working Horses also offers Training and Demonstration in working with horses, horselogging and horse-powered Harrowing. More information on the Equipment and Horses is available.

Carnog Working Horses prefer to work within an easy travel distance of home, but we are willing to travel much further, especially if a number of days of work are required.

Please look through the website for more information about the scope of horse-power.

Contact Barbara Haddrill direct by e-mailing barbara@carnog.co.uk or phone 07901741217. A free site visit can be arranged.

BHL MembershipBarbara is on the Professional Register of the British Horse Loggers as an Approved Contractor. The BHL standard is very high and only those with a proven track record over a period of years are accepted. Their work is recommended by the British Horse Loggers.

As well as being fully covered by Public and Employer's Liability Insurance, Barbara has an NPTC Chainsaw Licence and a current First Aid at Work Certificate.

Client references are available on request. Please contact Barbara.

 

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