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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



Top Sites

Gudrun Leitz, www.greenwoodwork.co.uk

Green woodworking and chair making courses in Herefordshire

Ruth Joiner, lafermedelamarquise.com

Goats cheese, organic vegetables and natural soaps made with goats milk

Matthew Joiner, Spatial Awareness Media

An independent film, television and web producer

British Horse Loggers, www.britishhorseloggers.org

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

.Leo Johnson, www.leojohnsonphotography.com

Ace film maker - films on BHL and BFotWH web sites

Associations and Publications

FECTU, www.fectu.or

The European Federation for the Promotion of the Use of the Working Horse

Horseboating Society, www.horseboating.org.uk

National society dedicated to horse drawn boating, the horses, boats, canal restoration etc.

The Malvern Hills Coppice Network, www.malvernhillscoppicenetwork.org.uk

Hippotese, www.hippotese.free.fr

French group based in the South East of France. Excellent site and publication, 'Hippobule"

HH World, www.heavyhorseworld.co.uk

British magazine devoted to the promotion of heavy and working horses

Woodland Heritage, www.woodlandheritage.org.uk

Excellent organisation linking the grower with the end user and promoting the growing of quality timber, superb annual magazine

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

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.

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

Hippotese, www.hippotese.free.fr

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


Hawking Days in Warwickshire. Training and activity days with Bob Edwards. www.falconry-days.com

Howard Colegrave, Little Hegdon Farmhouse B+B, near Bromyard, www.littlehegdonfarmhouse.com

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'

Charlie and Gina Parker, www.daleslogger.com

Yorkshire based DalesPony centre holidays

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 community.

June Tabor, brilliant folk singer and interpreter of songs.



to contact Doug Joiner:
by email:
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