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Craighead Horse Logging is a trading name of Protec Training & Consultancy Ltd
Craighead Farm, Dalry,
Ayrshire KA24 4LQ
At Craighead Horse Logging, we are one of the very few professional horse loggers left in the UK.
Be under no illusions though, this is not tree-hugging or a publicity stunt, nor is it a circus act or some romantic notion of the old days. We use horses because there are simply some jobs where there is nothing can touch them for their ability to work in awkward areas or to leave minimal ground disruption.
We use our horses as an integrated part of our woodland management, alongside other more mainstream methods such as tractors and winches.
In areas such as amenity woodlands, they really come into their own and the public love to watch them working.
Our animals are workers - not pets. We start them young so they are agile, fit and have stamina. Like all young animals, they can have their moments - which is why they are only worked by trained and experienced loggers who can take charge of the animals and keep them safe.
We use both American and Scandinavian harness with a variety of chains, timber arches and forwarders.
Our horses are part of the family. When they are not working they are kept fit by riding around our town, through our local country park at Eglinton or on the beach at Irvine. They are treated with great respect and cared for with passion. They also do a very good day’s work!