Training and Demonstrations

Demonstration DisplayThe whole Carnog team is available for working demonstrations or training days, either at your site or from our bases in Llanrhaeadr Ym Mochnant or in Parracombe, Devon. 

We can demonstrate a full range of techniques, from single horse to pair, horselogging with the swingle tree and the timber arch and field skills such as harrowing and using the bracken roller.  We also have a variety of different harness to show.  In the woodland, in the field or on the showground, Molly and Tyler can put on a good show for you.

The Carnog team will again be at the Anglesey Woodland Festival (left), one of North Wales' favourite woodland events, on the 29th and 30th September 2018 to demonstrate horselogging. Click on the image to learn more about the Festival.


Horselogging Training Course at Coed Llwynonn, Anglesey : 1st -  5th October 2018

Horselogging in Vention WoodJoin us for a week at Coed Llwynonn, Anglesey, for a unique opportunity to learn practical horselogging with plenty of hands on the reins time as part of a small group (max. 4 people). The course covers:
* horse care, selection of work horse, harness & equipment
* snigging with a single horse and a pair
* using a timber arch and other wheeled equipment
* parbuckling and working to pull down hung up trees
* health and safety and professional working standards.
This course is suitable for any level of experience but previous attendance at a one day working horse course or with horses would be an advantage. Click on the image for more details. Cost per person £450 - deposit on booking.

Working with Horses Courses at Glanaber and Sunnyside Farms

Training with BillyWe have been running 'Introduction to Working with Horses' Courses at our home base of Glanaber Farm in Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant in Powys and at Sunnyside Farm, Parracombe, Devon. These one day introductions are open to a maximum of 4 people and so will give you lots of hands-on experience with our two working cobs, Tyler and Molly.  They are very steady and generous and safe for novices to learn a few basic techniques and have already done a number of courses.

We can tailor our course for you but usually during the course we will cover basic care for your horse, choosing a working horse, looking at a variety of harness and equipment as standard.  Most of the time will be given over to hands-on the reins time and giving you a real practical experience day to remember.

Introduction to Horse Logging Courses at CAT

We have now also carried out successful 'Introduction to Horse Logging' courses at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) near Machynlleth in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2018. The courses gave a practical introduction to working with horses in low-impact woodland and land management.

Please visit the CAT website for information on the courses planned for 9th and 10th March 2019.

We have also carried out a number of demonstrations on CAT's range of woodland courses and in the CAT Visitor Centre.  Basic training days have been carried out for privately arranged small groups and individuals.  Contact us to discuss your requirements. 


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