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Working with Heavy Horses - one day course

Working with Heavy Horses - one day course

Course Provider: Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Contact Name: Sarah Green

Telephone: 01694 781307

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Address:
Wenlock Lodge
Acton Scott
Church Stretton
Shropshire
SY6 6QN

Course Length: One day

Price: £95

5 star rating, 2 reviewers.

Gift vouchers available

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Course Start Dates
Saturday 9th September 2017

Description:

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 Charlie or Joe before taking him out into the fields to begin driving a cart and undertaking fieldwork. Suitable for beginners, with a maximum of five participants, your day will be physically demanding.

Tutors:
Simon Trueman and Jak Hickman

Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for your course and bring a waterproof jacket. Steel capped boots are required for the heavy horse courses.

If your nearest and dearest would like to accompany you on your course please enquire about reduced rate lunches and a discounted ticket to visit the working farm. Simon and Jak are available to run heavy horse days on alternative dates to groups of five people.
If you have a group and would like a course run especially for you, then please contact us for further details.

Accommodation
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.

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!

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.


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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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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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