Användning av arbetshäst - hästen som redskap vid vård av kulturreservat
The usage of workhorses – the horse as a mean of maintenance of Swedish cultural reserves
In this survey the studied object is the work horse as a tool when trying to reach the goals of maintenance, stated in an individual plan, of cultural reserves in Sweden. This with special focus on the aspects of economics, authentic looking landscape, authentic way of working in the reserve, impact on the organisation of employees in the reserve and the pedagogic values which the horse creates to the visitor. All the five aspects are studied with the limitation of only looking at situations where the horses are being used in landscape care such as restorative forestry and agricultural work. The information is gather throughout interviews with staff from three different cultural reserves in the south of Sweden The informers is both individuals employed with administrating the reserve and the employees working the horses in the reserve. The situation in the reserves has been individually investigated, the three reserves being Vallby Sörgården, Komministerbostället Råshult and Äskhults by. An important part of the thesis is also built on literature concerning the work horse in the modern society. Literature which puts the topic in a context, e.g. the history of working horses in Sweden, is also included. The result of this thesis suggests that the work horse used for a tool in the strivings for achieving a good care in the Swedish cultural reserves under the right conditions can be considered a good choice.
Uppsats för avläggande av filosofie kandidatexamen i Kulturvård, Landskapsvårdens hantverk, 15 hp, 2013