Shire Horse Weekend Workshop

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Date(s) - 24/07/2015 - 27/07/2015
All Day


Disclaimer: Please always check with the event organiser before making any arrangements. Whilst we try our best to maintain the information listed on Cornwall Equine, we may not always be aware of event changes or cancellations.

Next Workshop ~ Friday 24th to Monday 27th July 2015

We are taking bookings for our Shire Horse Workshop near Helston, Cornwall.

This is a hands on experience, with luxury bell tent camping by the lake and food for meals provided. Based on 4 people sharing, but you can also arrange separate accommodation at an additional cost.

The cost is £350 per person, with a minimum age of 16. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied. If you want to come along but not take part in the activities, we ask that you pay for your accommodation and meals. POA as subject to numbers sharing.

Further camping can be provided after the event if you wish to stay on with us and make the most of beautiful Cornwall.

We ask for a 50% non refundable deposit to secure your place, with the remaining balance due by the 3rd July.

Our aim is for you to learn about the heavy horses, get an insight into their working environment, learn to care for them, and to put all this into practise with safe carriage driving.

This workshop is limited to 8 people only, so if this is something you’d like to be involved in, then please contact us on or call Nicky on 07545 569874 and we’ll forward you further information.

A brief outline of the weekend

Friday 24th
12pm Start

Group meet and safety talk;
Learn about the history of the Shire and Clydesdale horses;
Heavy horse care;
Get a horse ready, pressure washing and grooming;
Learn about the harness, including harnessing demo;
Set up camp;
Evening BBQ and camp fire.

Saturday 25th
10am to 4pm

Revisit harness safety and harness care;
Get your horse ready for the day;
Long lin training, with rein handling and whip instructions;
Carriage and vehicle safety checks;
Evening BBQ and camp fire.

Sunday 26th
10am to 4pm

Get your horse’s ready for the day;
Harness your horse (supervised);
Learn to hitch up;
Put your carriage driving into practice with a pair of Shire stallions;
Visit to the local pub (A packed lunch will be provided but we can book you in at your own cost for Sunday roast)
More carriage driving;
Return back to camp and unhitch;
Pressure wash the horses down;
Evening meal and camp fire.

Monday 27th
10am to 2pm

Get your horse ready for the day;
Harness up;
Lessons in working the grass rake and hauling tree trucks;
Shut down camp, with the aid of the horses.

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