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Old 08-03-2016, 09:57 AM   #1
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Draft Horse Logging

Does anyone know of any Draft Horse Loggers that would work in the Lake George region this coming winter? I have about a 20-acre chunk of land I'd like to harvest and this is a very appealing, low profile approach. I'm aware of the Paul Smiths' Draft Horse Club and have reached out to them, but I'd like to know of some other options. Thanks!
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Old 08-03-2016, 10:53 AM   #2
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Dan, check with the man that gives the carriage rides in Newcomb to the Great camp. He is from Fort Ann....
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Old 08-03-2016, 10:02 PM   #3
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Check with Belgian Horse owners. They have to work those horses under weighted sleds on a frequent basis to keep them in shape for the meets and pulls.
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Old 08-05-2016, 04:30 AM   #4
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Thanks guys. Didn't think of the Newcomb taxi. Who are the Belgian Horse owners?
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Old 08-05-2016, 07:12 AM   #5
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A Amish father and son, with a team of horses, logged the Ash off of my brother's property albeit not near Lake George. Any Amish around LG?
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Old 08-05-2016, 09:17 AM   #6
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Check out the county fairs. There are still a few in August and September. You should be able to find draft horses at some or most of them.
http://www.nyfairs.org/Fairsbydate.htm
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Old 08-05-2016, 09:28 AM   #7
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http://ny-state-draft-horse-club.org/
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Cool!! There are some Amish in Whitehall. Good idea!
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Old 08-06-2016, 03:28 PM   #9
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I employed a horse logger on a small piece that i owned.
Worked out fine.
The only trace was a shallow depression created from the log dragged by the horses.
This was in Saratoga County, I don't know if the horse owner is still around.
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Old 08-07-2016, 08:16 AM   #10
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Attend the NYS Woodsmens Field Days Aug 19 - 21. They have a horse skidding contest. Good place to meet some loggers who use horses.
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Attend the NYS Woodsmens Field Days Aug 19 - 21. They have a horse skidding contest. Good place to meet some loggers who use horses.
This.

What Mr. Tughill said.
http://www.oneidacountytourism.com/e...FZCLaQod0z4HPQ

There's also a guy along the Esopus between Phoenicia and Boiceville
who works the largest and most intelligent sledge horses I have ever seen on either side of the hemispheres.

He might be willing.
His horses for sure.

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Old 08-08-2016, 03:44 PM   #12
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This.

What Mr. Tughill said.
http://www.oneidacountytourism.com/e...FZCLaQod0z4HPQ

There's also a guy along the Esopus between Phoenicia and Boiceville
who works the largest and most intelligent sledge horses I have ever seen on either side of the hemispheres.

He might be willing.
His horses for sure.
On either side of the hemispheres?????
You are well traveled, my friend!
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