Introduction to Working Horses



Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Earthwise Farm and Forest, 341 Macintosh Hill Rd, Bethel, VT 05032 (911 address)

Cost: $50 per person; Pre-registration required. Minimum class size of 5, and maximum class size of 10.  (Bring your own lunch)

The day-long session will provide a small group of individuals with hands-on experience and intensive exposure to the fundamentals of the work of logging with horses. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the work, and the effective application of draft-horses to that work.

Topics will include:

Basic care and management of horses;shoeing, and harnessing for working in the woods; Hitching and working safety for one and two horses; Setting realistic expectations and understanding strategies for moving working loads in timber harvest; and Demonstration and discussion of equipment use.

Mail your registration fee to: Carl Russell, 341 Macintosh Hill Rd, Randolph, VT 05060 by May 2013

Participants should come prepared to work outdoors all day, dressed for the weather conditions. Sturdy work boots, gloves and chainsaw safety equipment, including hard hat with eye and ear protection are suggested.

For more information, call 802-234-5524 or email Carl Russell at