website of Doug Joiner,
Childer Wood Heavy Horses
Woodcut of Percheron by Charles Tunnicliffe
Paul Martin of 'Horseplay' piping on Blue, his coloured cob
Jacob in Aaron Martin collar, Tarnsjo harness, Charlie pinney draught springs, Robert jenkins bit and trace carriers,
Pole length extraction with HIPPOTESE
Horse logging in Romania
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
Gudrun Leitz, www.greenwoodwork.co.uk
Green woodworking and chair making courses in Herefordshire
The website of the national industry body for those who work horses by choice and their supporters.
British Horse Loggers Charitable Trust, www.britishhorseloggerscharitabletrust.org
The website of the horse loggers charity that is running the apprenticeship scheme amongst other things.
British Festival of the Working Horse, www.britishfestivaloftheworkinghorse.co.uk
A new initiative, the first of its kind in Britain.
Barbara Haddrill, based in the Tanat Valley, Mid Wales, with cobs Tyler and Billy, www.carnog.co.uk
Paul and Jo Moreton, managing their own wood and selling greenwood products and more with cob, Guiness, www.moretonwood.co.uk
Paul Martin, HORSEPLAY, www.horseplay.org.uk
Horseplay is a Northumbrian band now selling CD's of its unique music
Jon West, www.jonwest-horselogging.co.uk
Based in West Wales
with Thor, Fjord Horse and Koki, Ardenne
Based in North Wales with Shire X, Mollie
Stephen West, www.foxcombewoods.co.uk
Based in Herefordshire with coloured cob, Sampson
Charlie Parker, www.daleslogger.com
Based in Cumbria with ever so many Dales ponies
Frankie Woodgate. www.sylvanenvironmental.com
Based in Kent with 2 Ardennes, Jeton and Yser
Chris Jowett, www.good4wood.co.uk
Based in North Wales with Shire, Jack
Jay Roberts, www.greenmanhorseloggers.co.uk
Based in Suffolk with Cobs, Moonie and Zepp.
Associations and Publications
Horseboating Society, www.horseboating.org.uk
dedicated to horse drawn boating, the horses, boats, canal restoration
A local coppice intiative
Midland Heavy Horse
French group based
in the South East of France. Excellent site and publication, 'Hippobule"
devoted to the promotion of heavy and working horses
linking the grower with the end user and promoting the growing of quality
'One stop shop' for forestry
The European Federation for the Promotion of the Use of the Working Horse
Starke Pferde, www.starke-pferde.de
Excellent German magazine edited by Erhard Schroll and published by IGZ. Also organisers of the superb, bi-annual Pferde Stark festival in August
British Percheron Society, www.percheron.org.uk
Small Woods Association, www.smallwoods.org.uk
Organisation for those involved in the ownership and management of small woodlands and associated woodland crafts. Excellent magazine.
Forestry Journal, www.forestryjournal.co.uk
British forestry magazine
Swedish horse logging and working association. Directory of harness and equipment.
The Working Horse Trust, www.theworkinghorsetrust.org
British Charity devoted to the promotion, breeding, training and working of heavy horses
C.E.C.D. www.cecdebardage.be New Belgian horse logging web site.
Eastern Counties Heavy Horse Association, www.echha.org.uk
Horses For Sale
Harness and Equipment
Ella Pinney, www.carthorsemachinery.com
Manufacturer of modern horse work equipment
Aaron Martin, www.aaronmartin.com
Amish harness suppliers in Canada. Reliable mail order
Top Swedish tanners and harness makers. English option on web site
Swedish directory of harness makers and equipment suppliers - in Swedish only
Dave Gunter, www.travelinhorsefarm.com
American coloured horse site
French site with good equipment and harness information
Robert Jenkins, www.saddlethathorse.com
Malvern based saddler and harness maker. Makes all my bits and pieces. Good mail order
Ron Brideau, www.ronshorseharness.com
American seller of harness and Coblenz collars
Anne Belgrave, mid Wales, www.feltworkshops.co.uk
Felt making, clay ovens and bread
Val Michael, Tetbury, Glos. www.leathercourses.co.uk
Leatherwork courses from the author of 'The Leatherworking Handbook'
Rob Rawstorne, Finland, www.heikkilahorsefarm.com
British horse logger now living in Sweden and offering farm and horse based holidays
Charlie and Gina Parker, www.daleslogger.com
Yorkshire based DalesPony centre holidays
Jonathan and Fiona Waterer, www.heavy-horses.net
Devon Shire Horse Centre and working farm
Our hosts in Romania (see BHL web site 'newsletter' page)
Travel to Romania, www.beyondtheforest.com
Essential specialist travel agents for travel to Romania
Bed and Breakfast near Bosbury, www.oldcountryhouse.co.uk Comfortable, quiet and sustainable with good food
Pub with rooms and restaurant; The Oak Inn at Staplow www.oakinnstaplow.co.uk
Green Dragon Inn, Bishop's Frome. Local real ale haven. Good food. www.thegreendragoninn.com
Bosbury and Coddington Community website www.bosburyandcoddington.co.uk Full of information about our village.
Karl Daymond, "The Smallest Opera House in the World", www.operaplayhouse.com
A mobile wooden miniature theatre which will be horse drawn and where you can see the great operas reduced.
Christophe Mouze, Clare Island, Co Mayo. www.workinghorses.ie.
Countryside Jobs Service
is an ethical small business publishing free & low cost information
to promote countryside careers in the UK & environmental conservation
June Tabor, brilliant folk singer and interpreter of songs.
in Warwickshire. Training and activity days with Bob Edwards.
contact Doug Joiner:
by email: email@example.com
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