Wadworth Brewery Shire Horses enjoy a pint before Summer holiday

Max, Monty and Prince. HuffPo / Getty Images.

Cross-posted from the Huffington Post UK A pint of beer, a giddy-up and slap on the bum before being sent on holiday. It sounds like the perfect way to start a well-earned vacation - and that's just what this is for shire horses Monty, Max and Prince. The trio are among the last remaining working… Continue reading Wadworth Brewery Shire Horses enjoy a pint before Summer holiday

Workhorses of Britain’s farms and battlefields face extinction within years (UK)

Cross-posted from The Independent Decline blamed on high cost of their upkeep and shortage of breeding mares By JEROME TAYLOR Thursday, 29 January 2009 Whether it is carrying armour-clad knights into battle, hauling iron ploughs through fields of thick English mud, greasing the wheels of the Industrial Revolution or dragging artillery guns during both world… Continue reading Workhorses of Britain’s farms and battlefields face extinction within years (UK)

Shire horses take to the streets (UK)

Cross-posted from the Harborough Mail Mane Road? AMAZED residents stood open-mouthed as almost 30 horses trotted in orderly file down a Harborough street after escaping from a field. Mandy Vallins, of Ridgeway West, said she had to pinch herself as she watched the horses make their way past her home before turning on to Burnmill… Continue reading Shire horses take to the streets (UK)

Shire horses used to lure new riders (UK)

Queen Ethelburga's College in Yorkshire is using Shire horses to attract more pupils into horse riding. Staff at H&H were intrigued when the private school in York placed an advertisement in the 18 September issue, looking for Shires measuring at least 18hh. Provost Brian Martin explained that by offering rides around the college estate and… Continue reading Shire horses used to lure new riders (UK)