Driving heavy horses

Wednesday 14 June 2017


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 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.

Please note this date has been changed from the original Sunday 11 June to Wednesday 14 June 2017


£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.