Last Saturday though, we were more lucky with the weather - the one and only sunny spot in all of West Cork seemed to be on Manch Estate near Enniskeane! Absolutely perfect for our first logging course. Three participants attended, travelling from as far as north Wexford!
We spent the morning practising long-reining in the yard of the estate and negotiating a long thin log pulled by Henry and a fat short log pulled by Winnie around various obstacles in the yard. In the afternoon, we all went to the woods to extract some timber and haul it back to the yard where it was stacked. All participants were fabulous with the horses and soon formed great teams.
We hope to hold a similar course again next year!