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Ever consider horselogging?
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DeadCarp    Posted 10-18-2002 at 18:03:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
So many trades have gone away in my lifetime that i thought this article interesting to some young person who likes horses and fresh air. My Grandad was a horselogger til the 20s - if times get tougher and oil keeps going up, who knows - maybe it could become a way to make a living again. :)


Ira    Posted 10-19-2002 at 19:19:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Note my email Please.


scooterhead    Posted 10-19-2002 at 03:32:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sold some timber about 20 yrs. ago on a steep hill that was not safe to run a tractor on . A friend brought his mules down and pulled all the tops down for firewood . It was amasing how much they could pull and could go anywhere . Those mules were smart to , if the load was to big or a bad hitch , etc. they would`nt pull till it was fixed . Old Leo did`nt want to work one day and broke losse several times and run back to the barn , by the time we would get down there my wife would have him caught and back up the hill we would go . Come to find out she was givin him a couple apples to catch him each time , he just wanted them apples , we should have takin a bag to the woods with us .


H. Arnold Merklethrope    Posted 10-18-2002 at 22:20:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yup, I tried that but it didn't work out. There ain't many trees in northeast Montana and my horses just could'nt get used to wearing them spiked, high boots, so we started farming tropical fish instead.


Les    Posted 10-18-2002 at 18:48:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
We were still doing it in the '70s and there's still people around who do it.


Slo    Posted 10-18-2002 at 18:14:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
There is one fella that hauls into our sawmill that does some horse logging. Pair of big Belgians.

Also pulls his horses at contests, throughout the US and into Canada. Always does well at both.


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