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Booking information, payments and terms and conditions <<click here>>

Course handouts and information; listed and linked below right.

Please scroll down and click on the links, look at the information and print off the handouts to bring with you if you are attending a course in Childer Wood. A full copy of the OCN work book will be emailed to those booking; the copy below is a summary and is for information only.

Childer Wood Heavy Horse Centre is the woodland training centre run by Doug Joiner in Herefordshire.

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Horse logging courses >>> click for details

Woodland management courses >>> click for details

Chain saw courses >>> click for details

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Courses run in Childer Wood are part of the overall Woodland Management Strategy.

Woodland Management Courses are now run by the British Horse Loggers

Chain Saw Courses fell trees that need to be felled as part of our ongoing woodland management; in particular the clearing of areas of norway spruce and beech to allow natural regeneration of a mixed native woodland through continuous cover techniques.

Horse Logging Courses extract the full range of timber types and sizes that we have to extract in order to process and sell them.

Course Handouts are listed and linked below. Course participants are asked to read them prior to the course, print them off and bring them when attending the course.

All the courses are integrated with the practical work that goes on in this working woodland.

Lunch al fresco


EL Certificate <<click here>>

PL Certificate <<click here>>


Directions to Childer Wood <<click here>>

Accommodation near Childer Wood <<click here>>

Food and drink near Childer Wood <<click here>>

Candidate profile for the horse logging courses <<click here>>

Course Timetable <<click here>>

Personal Health Details <<click here>>

Copy of the FISA Safety Guide no 506 for horse logging <<click here>>

Risk Assessment for the Course <<click here>>

Site Specific Risk Assessment <<click here>>

Horse Logging Risk Assessment <<click here>>

Felling Risk Assessment <<click here>>

OCN Workbook for the introductory horse logging courses <<click here>>

Working Systems, Legality and Insurance handout <<click here>>

New System for Setting Up the Harness <<click here>>

Adjusting Tugs and Breeching for correct Angle of Draught <<click here>>

Full Collar/Breast Harness <<click here>>

Harness measurement <<click here>>

Harness Types <<click here>>

Pairs reins <<click here>>

Acceptable Breast Harness <<click here>>

Sledge Plans <<click here>>

Emergency halter <<click here>>

Course Evaluation sheet <<click here>>

BHL membership <<click here>>

DEFRA WATO guidance <<click here>>

Forestry Careers Portal <<click here>>


Childer Wood is neighbour to Clissett Wood, the nationally acclaimed green wood work centre where
Gudrun Leitz runs her busy programme of training courses throughout the summer.
Contact her on 01531 640125 or visit her website, www.greenwoodwork.co.uk


contact Doug by phone or fax: (+44) 01531 640 236 or on his mobile: (+44) 07773 900 751