Heavy Horse Courses

  • Horse loggingSunday 29 March 2020
    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 Robert Sampson has worked with Percheron horses all his working life. He now breeds Percherons and trains them and other breeds of heavy horse to work. He... (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 Andrew Robinson is the Weald & Downland Museum’s working animals supervisor. Responsible for taking care of the Museum’s three heavy horses and working with... (more info)
  • Care and management of heavy horsesSunday 9 February 2020
    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 Andrew Robinson is the Weald & Downland Museum’s working animals supervisor. Responsible for taking care of the Museum’s three heavy horses and working with... (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 Andrew Robinson is the Weald & Downland Museum’s working animals supervisor. Responsible for taking care of the Museum’s three heavy horses and working with... (more info)
  • Driving heavy horsesSunday 26 May 2019
    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. Participant information Everyone must wear sensible warm and waterproof clothing and suitable steel toe-cap footwear and gloves. Fee £90 per person per day, including tuition... (more info)
  • Driving heavy horsesSunday 30 June 2019
    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. Participant information Everyone must wear sensible warm and waterproof clothing and suitable steel toe-cap footwear and gloves. Fee and refreshments £90 per person per day,... (more info)
  • Ploughing with heavy horsesSaturday 16 November 2019
    10.00am 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.... (more info)
  • Ploughing with heavy horsesSunday 17 November 2019
    10.00am 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.... (more info)