WOODFEST COUNTRY SHOW
One of the most popular attractions for kids of all ages
Horse logging is the removal of felled timber using horses. Horse-logging, or snigging, has grown very popular in recent years and for good reason: using horses in woodlands is traditional, eco-friendly and the horses can work in steep conditions where machinery would often get stuck.
Horses can get to areas that machinery can’t get into and they work much more quietly than most forestry machinery: they are good neighbours where woodlands are near to houses.
Typically, they can work a 6-7-hour day and can remove around 8-10 tonnes of timber each day. Large loads of over a tonne can be moved significant distances. The horses can either use chains to pull the logs or a Norwegian/Scandinavian timber arch, which is a metal arch making extraction easier. \
Heavy horses and horse logging, has always been an integral part of our countryside arena at Woodfest since we first started 17 years ago. The reason for this? it is a beautiful, calming display of strength by these amazing creatures who are integral to Forestry in 21st Century.
“Truly gentle giants”