We're all pretty appalled by the videos we've seen about the amount of plastic in our oceans and the horrific pictures of creatures caught up in our plastic rubbish. So, most of us are trying to do our bit by taking a bag to the supermarket and carrying re-usable water bottles and coffee cups. But standing in my feed room the other day, I suddenly became aware how much plastic packaging comes with horse products! There's a pile of plastic feed bags in one corner and empty supplement tubs lined up on a shelf. Some of the bedding comes in plastic bags and what about the amount of bailer twine or wrapping around haylage! Let's face it, most yards are swimming in plastic waste!
A National Trust estate in Cornwall is using horse power instead of tractors to help with tree felling operations. Two heavy horses, Beano and William have been brought to the gardens of Cotehele House near Saltash to provide an eco-friendly alternative to clear their woodland trails.
Horses are starting to be used regularly in forestry ITV News