Shire & Shetland Experience Days

Shire & Shetland Experience Days
Join us for our 'Hand's On Experience Days' with our magnificent Shire stallions, George and Ringo, plus our mini version for the children with Smokey and Bandit, the Miniature Shetlands. Take time to discover the world of Heavy Horse Power at a Shire's pace.

We are pleased to offer 2 tiers of experience days, based near Helston. Our experience days operate on a Thursday and Sunday.
The Full Shire Experience Day consists of the following optional activities:-

(Other days of the week are available on request and subject to availability)

Join us for a relaxing 45 minute trip (90 minutes in total) through beautiful Cornish countryside to the local inn, leaving at 11.30am;
During an hours stop in Gweek you have an option of taking a packed lunch to eat by the riverside or to book in for lunch at The Black Swan (please note, lunch is not included in the price)
On your trip you will learn about the history of the Shire Horse and their current Rare Breed status, plus our efforts to keep the breed in the public eye;
Take it in turns to drive George and Ringo back home, under the watchful eye and encouragement of Pete Woodford, coachman.

For no extra cost

Start your day at 9.30am by helping us get the horses ready;
By joining us early you can get involved in hands on grooming, including jet washing the horses;
Learn about the harness and how to hitch up through a demonstration with George and Ringo, who will be taking you out on your trip;
Upon your return to the yard, enjoy some final jet washing or spent some time chilling out by the pond;
Fix up the horses feed for the evening, and enjoy the horses tucking into their well earned dinner before leaving.

Join us for our half day experience, which includes a hands on grooming experience with George, Ringo, Smokey and Bandit, plus an opportunity to learn all about the harness and it's use.

You will learn all about the history of the Shire horse and how to care for a Shire, together with a chance to harness up your chosen horse.

Your morning starts at 9.30am with a welcome talk, followed by jet washing, shampooing, grooming and harnessing. You will have some great opportunities to learn about the history of the Shire horse before leaving us at 11.30am.
07545 569874
Brook Meadows
Wendron
Helston
TR13 0NL

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