Care, management and harnessing of heavy horses

Sunday 23 April 2017

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, 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

£90 per person per day, including tuition and lunch.

The Museum

The Weald & Downland Living Museum has over 45 historic building exhibits. It is also home to the award winning and innovative Downland Gridshell, which houses a conservation workshop and artefact store, and is also used for many practical courses. The Museum runs a full programme of courses in historic building conservation and traditional rural trades and crafts, along with MSc programmes in Building Conservation and Timber Building Conservation validated by the University of York. Please telephone for further details.

Booking

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