Shropshire Council

Working with heavy horses

Event details

  • Price: £95
  • Topics: Heavy horses

Spend the day learning how to care for heavy horses and how to work with them. You will start by grooming one of Acton Scott’s heavy horses, understanding the importance of foot care, feeding regimes and general horse husbandry.

You will then learn how to put the harness on Charlie or Joe before taking him out into the fields to begin driving a cart and undertaking fieldwork.

Suitable for beginners, with a maximum of five participants, your day will be physically demanding.

Course tutors:  Simon Trueman and Jak Hickman

* Simon and Jak are available to run heavy horse days on alternative dates for groups of five people. If you have a group and would like a course run especially for you, please contact us.

Simon and Jak have been working with horses all their lives. Simon joined Acton Scott as resident waggoner in 2009.

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