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Bracken bruising

Through from the end of May until early August the horses can be worked effectively using a bracken basher as a non-chemical approach to the control of pernicious weeds such as bracken and brambles.

If this treatment is repeated on an annual basis then a positive effect can be seen in a reduction of growth in as little as two years.

Again the horses can access difficult sites unobtainable to mechanical control equipment and the work is not weather dependant as would the use of chemicals be.

Rowan Working Horses - land management