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Working throughout Wales, the Marches and the Midlands, ‘Childer Wood Heavy Horses’ offers an award winning
professional working horses service to woodland managers, owners and contractors.


a horse-logger with his heavy horses

Ella obituary 2014

A NEW harness system

"Seeing is Believing" and The British Festival of the Working Horse

"Seeing is Believing" is an initiative introduced by HRH The Prince of Wales. Real work with horses is demonstrated to key industry players and has a power to persuade that articles and media presentations could never have.

Used primarily to showcase the benefits of horse logging, Seeing is Believing underwrites all the British Festival of the Working Horse events.

Salva, Agua and Glyndwr news plus a new harness

Two Horse Forwarder with powered loading, Bracken Basher and Combi Forwarder win top UK and European awards for innovation

PLUS a new vineyard plough!

Courses include an accredited course offering Level II qualification

2014 dates are now posted - filling fast

For more information about Doug Joiner

Dot obituary 2012

Diamond obituary 2011

Christmas Greetings!

In 2005 I decided not to send any more Christmas cards but, instead, to donate the money that I would otherwise have spent to charity. You may not be surprised to learn that I donate my card money to the British Horse Loggers Charitable Trust to support the apprenticeship scheme and other initiatives.

You may wish to do likewise for any occasion; Christmas, birthday, wedding, retirement, birth or funeral or just because it is a good idea.

Christmas Warning!


Doug is a professional horse-logger and qualified trainer, based at Childer Wood and Meephill Coppice in Herefordshire and working for National and Local bodies, Wildlife Trusts, and woodland owners. He is an Approved Contractor being on the Professional Register of the British Horse Loggers, the National Industry Body for horse logging contractors. He has several working horses.
He also provides tuition and runs demonstrations of working horses at shows.

to contact Doug Joiner:

by email: doug@heavyhorses.net
by phone or fax: (+44) 01531 640 236 or on his mobile: (+44) 07773 900 751
or by post: Heavy Horses, Hill Farm, Stanley Hill, Bosbury, LEDBURY, HR8 1HE