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Working with Heavy Horses - one day course

Shire horses at Acton Scott

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Working with Heavy Horses at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm.

Spend the day learning how to care for heavy horses and how to work with them. You will start by grooming one of Acton Scott’s heavy horses, understanding the importance of foot care, feeding regimes and general horse husbandry. You will then learn how to put the harness on before going out into the fields to begin driving a cart and undertaking fieldwork. Suitable for beginners, the day will be physically demanding.

You will need to dress for the weather as this course takes place outside and wear safety boots (steel capped).

Simon Trueman and Jak Hickman

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?

Lunch, refreshments, tools and materials are all included. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any special dietary requirements.

You will need to dress for the weather as this course takes place outside and wear safety boots (steel capped).


Sarah Green at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm
Wenlock Lodge
Acton Scott
Church Stretton
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  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners

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- - #4689

I wanted to let you know that I had a wonderful time on Saturday! Simon and Jak are great teachers and Charlie and Joe are such beautiful and well-behaved horses. I learned a lot and had a fantastic time.

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- - #4688

Best bits of the course was all of it.  I thoroughly enjoyed the entire day. Both Simon and Jac were informative, helpful and patient which made the day an excellent experience.

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