Blind River Digital Collection
Horse Drawn Log Skidder, Model (Created by Joe Briere)
Description
Creator
Joseph Briere, Creator
Media Type
Object
Description
Skidding is described as the act of pulling felled logs out of the bush either with oxen or later horses which proved to be a better choice for handling abilities. Some horses proved very adept at their jobs and knew what was expected with little to no direction from their handlers. The horses were well cared for as the logger depended on them to get the logs from the cutting sites to the rivers and eventually the mills.
Date of Original
Circa 1955
Subject(s)
Collection
Timber Village Museum
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 46.18336 Longitude: -82.95817
Contact
Timber Village Museum
Email:museum@blindriver.ca
Website:
Agency street/mail address:

180 Leacock St. P.O. Box 628

Blind River, ON P0R 1B0

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Horse Drawn Log Skidder, Model (Created by Joe Briere)


Skidding is described as the act of pulling felled logs out of the bush either with oxen or later horses which proved to be a better choice for handling abilities. Some horses proved very adept at their jobs and knew what was expected with little to no direction from their handlers. The horses were well cared for as the logger depended on them to get the logs from the cutting sites to the rivers and eventually the mills.