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Working with donkeys - half day course

Working the donkey at Acton Scott

Duration: Half day (10 - 1)

Price: £60

Book with: Tamara Burgess
at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Wenlock Lodge
Acton Scott
Church Stretton
Shropshire
SY6 6QN

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About the Course

Working with Donkeys at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm.

Dusty, a rescued seaside donkey, joined the farm in 2002. He is a very useful working animal around the farm, pulling the cart and a range of light machinery for ground work – his small hooves can be a real advantage!

During this half-day course with resident waggoner, Simon, you will learn how to care for a donkey and how to harness up and prepare Dusty for driving the cart and working in the field. You will then lead Dusty into the fields to drive and work him yourself. This course is suitable for beginners.

You will need to dress for the weather as this course takes place outside and wear safety/sturdy boots.

Tutor: Simon Trueman.

Accessibility
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. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Refreshments, tools and materials all included.

You will need to dress for the weather as this course takes place outside and wear safety/sturdy boots.



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Best bits were Dusty and Simon, enjoyed every bit of the course!

- - #5338

All of it was fab, Simon is so knowledgeable and interesting. Dusty is just lovely!

- - #5337

We had a fabulous day today at Acton Scott on our Working with Dusty course!  Simon was a really charming and knowledgeable host, the sun shone for us, and of course Dusty was the star!

- - #4718

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Course Start Dates

Sunday 26th April 2020
Sunday 13th September 2020
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups

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