I was watching a cooking programme earlier today and there was a scene in which a horse was used for "heavy lifting". Basically dragging felled trees to a stacking site. It all started very nicely, I was thinking how great is is to use an animal like that to stop the destruction of land by heavy machinery. But it goes on to look very very uncomfortable and dangerous.
There is no doubt that the owner cares about and is immensely proud of her horse which was so nice to see. I know nothing about horses so he could be one of the happiest horses in the world. I can't read their body language nor do I know the signs of distress in a horse.
I was hoping a horsey person have a look and tell me what they think. It starts at 15.30, ends at 18.30. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeAR8rE5Vnk