Ploughing with Heavy Horses
Practical outdoor days learning the basics of ploughing including preparing the harness and the plough for work in the field. Beginners and improvers equally welcome.
Andrew Robinson is the Weald & Downland Museum’s working animals supervisor. He is responsible for taking care of the Museum’s three heavy horses and working with them.
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 is a registered farrier and farms 250 acres (using his Percherons whenever practical) on the edge of the New Forest. A keen supporter of the Heavy Horse Driving Trials Club, he competes regularly in their events with his sons. He is also well-known as a big-team driver, the largest team to date being 18 Percherons. He will be entering for the British team again this year for the Route du Poisson, a challenging relay race for heavy horses held in France.
Everyone must wear sensible warm and waterproof clothing and suitable steel toe-cap footwear and gloves. This course also requires a high level of physical fitness.
Fee & Refreshments
£110 per person per day, including tuition and lunch. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know in advance. Please bring any other refreshments you may need