Back to basics: Giant Shire horses used to tackle overgrown woodland in New
Forest because it's too difficult for a machine to do
Horses weigh one ton and are capable of shifting timber the same weight as a
double-decker bus in just one day Locals are using the horse logging techniques
to reduce the high level of untreated woodland in the national park Visitors to
the New Forest might be forgiven for doing a double-take when they see what
'machines' are being used to work the land these days.
Weighing one ton and capable of shifting timber the same weight as a
double-decker bus in just one day, these Shire horses are being used to their
full capacity in order to tackle overgrown woodland.
They have been employed to work in areas that are deemed too dense and boggy for
modern, heavy machinery.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 December 2013 )