Timber extraction by horse ---- Film and promotional work -- Horse logging courses Practical courses, five days long, conducted on a one to one basis on a working site

Our fully insured and experienced crew ensures quality work combining a traditional skill with modern sustainable forestry management- the natural way to work woodland

The advantages of using a professional horse logger to extract timber are;

- Selective thinning is economical as no extra trees are cut down than needed

-The low impact of horses leaves the forest floor in good condition

- No need for line thinning reduces risk of windblown trees

- Ensures your remaining standing trees are undamaged

- Ideal for wet, steep, rough and small plantations

- Leaves no timber behind on the forest floor

- Minimal disturbance to wildlife

- No pollution of waterways


For the past twenty eight years I have worked and trained heavy draught horses in all road, field and forest operations across Ireland - a trade I learned in the traditional manner where it was passed down through my family from father to son. This heavy horse heritage and the range of work we do with various breeds of these magnificent horses can be viewed in the archive below. References are available on request.
Feel free to contact me if you require any further information.

Tom Nixon, Athenry, County Galway, Ireland
mobile; 086 038 4857
email; tomnixonheavyhorses@hotmail.com

Member of
Forest Training & Education Ireland Ltd.
British Horse Loggers

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Weddings and promotions

Travelling nationwide we have a selection of harness, farm machinery, wagons and carriages undertaking everything from film and promotional work to providing an elegant carriage and pair for weddings.

Our heavy horses prove as eye catching whether at agricultural demonstrations driving a flat cart

to sowing seed with a box drill

or forking manure from a Scotch cart as part of a re-enactment of rural life in Ireland of the 1930's.

On this occasion pulling a traditional delivery dray at a country fair with the next generation on board, my daughter Holly.

Whatever the event, we have the working horses, equipment and personnel to provide a memorable experience.