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Working with donkeys - half day course

Working the donkey at Acton Scott
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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 you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the 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.

Contact

Sarah Green at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm
Wenlock Lodge
Acton Scott
Church Stretton
Shropshire
SY6 6QN
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Suitable for

  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners

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Price:

£60

Duration:

Half day (10 - 1)


Available dates:

Reviews

In-person course
- - #5338

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

In-person course
- - #5337

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

In-person course
- - #4718

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!

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