Ploughing with heavy horses - a two day course
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About the Course
Ploughing with Heavy Horses at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm.
Learn the basics of ploughing, including how to harness a pair of heavy horses and prepare the plough for work in the field in this in-depth two
day course (course runs Friday/Saturday). Through hands-on experience, you will develop an understanding of the basic settings for ploughing a field with two horses. Suitable for beginners, with a maximum of four participants per course. This course is physically demanding.
Simon and Jak have been working with horses all their lives. Simon joined Acton Scott as resident waggoner in 2009.
Tutors: Simon Trueman and Jak Hickman
“Most refreshing and informal. The presentation method of total informality was a breath of fresh air. Learned something at nearly every sentence.”
Steel capped boots are required for the heavy horse courses.
Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for your course and bring a waterproof jacket.
If you are considering staying overnight or attending the course as part of a longer break, a range of local accommodation is available, including farm bed and breakfast, hotels and guest houses. For details please call Church Stretton Visitor Information Centre on 01694 723133 or visit the town’s website.
A range of holiday cottages are also available on the Acton Scott estate; for further information, please get in touch.
Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is an outdoor site. Most areas are wheelchair accessible, but please be aware that the farm yard is cobbled and the ground often uneven. If you have any access concerns, please contact us. When booking please advise us of any medical conditions or special requirements.
Payment for courses
Course places must be paid for at the time of booking. Your place is not secure until paid for in full. If you have to cancel your booking, please inform Acton Scott Historic Working Farm as soon as possible by telephone and confirm in writing or by email. If you cancel your booking more than four weeks before the course start date, 90% of the course fee will be refunded (10% of the course fee will be reserved to cover administrative costs). You may use your fee towards an alternative course. If you cancel your booking less than four weeks before the course start date, fees paid will not be refunded unless the course was full and your place can be re-sold.
Please contact us via the form or phone number above to book your place!
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Lunch, refreshments, tools and materials all included. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any special dietary requirements.
Thank you for such a unique experience today! What a pleasure to be able to see and work with your gentle giants Charlie and joe! Loved every minute! Keep up the great work
Anon - - #4719
Had a really lovely and informative day on your ploughing with horses course today. Lovely people, friendly, welcoming, and down to earth. Thanks to all involved
Anon - - #4717
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Course Start DatesFriday 28th September 2018
Friday 19th October 2018
Friday 2nd November 2018
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