Heavy Horse Courses

  • Horse loggingSaturday 24 March 2018
    FULL
    10am-3.30pm The course For those with some heavy horse experience. A day working with heavy horses extracting timber from local woods. Participants must be physically fit. The tutors Mark Buxton is the Museum’s horseman. He has wide experience in working with horses and has come to the museum from the Royal Parks, where he was... (more info)
  • 10am-3.30pm The course A mix of theory and practice using the Museum’s team of heavy horses. An introduction to stable care, feeding, harness and safe handling of draft horses. The tutor Mark Buxton is the Museum’s horseman. He has wide experience in working with horses and has come to the museum from the Royal Parks,... (more info)
  • Driving heavy horsesSunday 27 May 2018
    10am-3.30pm The course Harness up and drive the Museum’s draft horses in the field and on the track, chain harrowing, and shaft and pole work. Beginners and improvers equally welcome. The tutor Mark Buxton is the Museum’s horseman. He has wide experience in working with horses and has come to the museum from the Royal... (more info)
  • Driving heavy horsesSunday 24 June 2018
    10am-3.30pm The course Harness up and drive the Museum’s draft horses in the field and on the track, chain harrowing, and shaft and pole work. Beginners and improvers equally welcome. The tutor Mark Buxton is the Museum’s horseman. He has wide experience in working with horses and has come to the museum from the Royal... (more info)
  • Ploughing with heavy horsesSaturday 17 November 2018
    heavy horses
    10am to 3.30pm The course A day giving participants the opportunity to work with the Museum’s team of heavy horses and have a thoroughly enjoyable day. The course is hands-on and very physical. On this day participants will learn the basics of ploughing, including preparing the harness and the plough for work in the field. Beginners... (more info)