Meet the four-year-old Piebald cob now helping Arnside and Silverdale AONB (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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Meet the four-year-old Piebald cob now helping Arnside and Silverdale AONB
A FOUR-year-old piebald traditional cob called Seamus is the latest addition to the Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) workforce.
His owner, Bekka Corrie-Close, has just been awarded an AONB Sustainable Development Fund grant to help her buy the necessary equipment to be able to train Seamus to carry out tasks such as timber extraction, bracken control and the transportation of goods.
Horses are able to work in areas inaccessible to tractors and other machines and therefore can make a significant contribution to conservation management work in sensitive woodland and grassland sites.
Lucy Barron, AONB manager said: “It’s great to be able to support such a brilliant project which will benefit the area.
“With a third of the AONB being under woodland cover, there will be no shortage of work!”
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