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Horse logging limits damage to forests

A couple thousand pounds’ worth of horse pulling tons of wood from the forest is an old way of working. But the method is helping meet today’s need for wood — and keeping the land in good shape for tomorrow.

“I just like the way the woods look when we leave,” says horse logger David Matherson. “In a lot of cases we’ve logged and went in a place and people never knew we was there.”

Backyard Mustangs

The horses, some of them descendants of wild mustangs, find plenty of water and ornamental shrubs to snack on in Hidden Valley. Some residents say it’s nice to have the creatures moving among them and occasionally peeking in their kitchen windows, but they also say the problems are piling up. “Look at all of this manure. I don’t think it enhances the neighborhood any, do you?” a resident says.