Care, management and harnessing of heavy horses

Sunday 29 April 2018

10am-3.30pm
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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, where he was head horseman for 14 years. His duties at the Museum include sowing, chain harrowing, ploughing, harvesting, timber extraction and many other general duties.

Participant information

Lunch is included, please bring any other refreshment you may need. Everyone must wear sensible warm and waterproof clothing and suitable steel toe-cap footwear and gloves.

Fee and refreshments

£90 per person per day, including tuition and lunch. Please let the Museum know in advance of any dietary requirements.

Booking

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