All participants were keen to get going, and after some theory about harnesses, people started getting to know the horses, Henry and Winnie, by practising long-reining in the paddock. Before lunch, we tried different farm tools, like the grass (or chain) harrow, the roller, the spring-tyne harrow.
The afternoon was dedicated to hauling timber with the horses. First, we practised hitching a log correctly and talked about safe logging practises, then we went off to pull some timber which had come down in the storm last March. The work was all done in no time, with all participants enthusiastic and hoping try this very rewarding and efficient work method at home.
Before another cup of tea and more cake, we found some energy to hitch Henry to the tip cart - one of our most useful tools here on the farm.
All participants went home, hoping to put into practice what had been learned.
As always, Henry and Winnie were just brilliant - patient, co-operative and keen co-trainers - thanks to you, guys!