Horse Logging Taster Day - 14th February 2014
BHL taster day on Saturday 14th February. 9.30 - 4.30 Introduction to the working horse . Looking at harness and equipment and get a chance at working a horse extracting timber..
To be held near Castle Douglas Dumfries and Galloway . Cost £80 per person payable to the British Horse Loggers. Limited to 4 people. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Addition to Machinery Pool
The British Horse Loggers Charitable Trust has acquired an 8 wheel Österby Smedja SV4 for the machinery pool and this is now available for members to hire. Currently based in the North-West, and more details can be found on the Charitable Trust Website HERE
AGM in 2015
Our next AGM and annual competition will be hosted by Chris Wadsworth near Scarborough on 16th and 17th May 2015. More details can be found by clicking HERE
Website Upgrades - December 2014
It is taking rather longer to create the new "Members Area" then we hoped, but progress is being made. When finished we are hoping to post lots of interesting content for use by members. Log-in details will be sent out to members in due course.
It is with much sorrow that we announce that Doug Joiner, our long time Chairman, died on the evening of Monday 8th September. He had dealt in a practical way with ill health for a long period of time, focusing always on getting back to work and pushing on with promoting horse logging and supporting the BHLCT Apprenticeship scheme. His death nevertheless seems untimely . He will be very much missed by many, networking was one of his special skills.
The BHL had a very successful stand at the biannual Association of Professional Foresters Show in September. An excellent write-up can be found in the latest edition of Timber Tongues, our quarterly Newsletter!
Courses for 2015
We are currently exploring training opportunities for 2015 that could be of interest to anyone who works or wishes to work with horses. We are looking at offering a Bare foot trimming event, a weekend of Natural Horsemanship and possibly a guide to the skills required to running a small business successfully. We may also run an Emergency First Aid at work day and will explore the possibilities of running again the 4 day Woodland Management training. Details will be posted in the Members Area
and the Become a Horse Logger
page in due course.