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Working Shire Horse on BBC

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The BBC recently ran a news item of a shire horse which has been clearing an area of national historical importance on the Dorset border.

See the BBC news report >>>>>>>>

Ragwort Threat To Heavy Horses

Every year dozens of heavy horses die from eating Ragwort

ragwort kills draft horses

Find out how to stop these heavy horse deaths >>>>>> 

Low Flying

Worried about low flying helicopters frightening your heavy horse ?

Find out what the MOD are doing and how you can complain >>>>>>>>

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Rare Breeds Survival Trust Watch List

Three breeds of British Heavy Horses appears on the Rare Breeds Survival Trust Watch List.

Suffolk Critical
Clydesdale  Vulnerable 
Shire  At Risk

Find out about the RBST Watch List >>>>

New on the
Information Pages

Yoking diagrams for pairs, three and four heavy horse teams

Click here for more information >>>>>>>>>

Leaflets to Help Horse Owners in Troubled Times
Two leaflets that have been produced by Britain's National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC) in response to the high number of requests for help that member organizations are receiving from many horse owners who have been hit hard by the downturn in the economy.

The leaflets which are entitled "Responsible Re-homing" and "Cutting Cost without Compromising on Welfare" are aimed at helping owners look at ways to keep their horse by cutting back on unnecessary costs and where this is not possible to give advice on how to secure the best future for the horse.

Read more about these leaflets >>>>>>>>>

Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre Wins
Two Top Tourism Awards
cotebrook shire horse centreOne of Cheshire's fastest growing visitor attractions - the Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre, near Tarporley has just won two prestigious awards in a competition organized by Visit Chester & Cheshire Tourism Organisation.

During the awards ceremony more than 450 guests looked on as the Center received the coveted Team of the Year award, while Alistair and Janet King the Centre's owners were recognized for their "Exceptional Individual Contribution to the Visitor Economy" of the Chester area.

Read more about Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre awards >>

Fire and Rescue Service issues horsebox safety warning
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service have highlight the importance of making regular checks of horseboxes and trailer's following a spate of serious incidents.

In the past few weeks the service have been called out to deal with a number of incidents which included a 16.1 hand Irish draft cross called Argyll who was stuck by its off hind leg in a horsebox. Also on the list of cases were a number where ponies and horses had become trapped after launching themselves over the internal partition.

Read more about the incidents and see a checklist of horsebox safety tips and what to do in an emergency >>>>

Shire Horse Accident at Portsmouth Show
shire horse accident at Portsmouth ShowThree people were taken to hospital with broken bones and shock following an incident at this year's City of Portsmouth Heavy Horse Event. The event, which has been held at Southsea for 23 years always attracts large crowds, but in all that time has had a spotless safety record.

Unfortunately this year proved the exception. During the prize giving parade a shire horse broke away from it's handler and careered through a safety barrier and scattering the crowd of spectators at the side of the ring.
Read more about the accident and see a video >>>>>

Digger the Clydesdale - 19hh and Still Growing
Digger Clydesdale Gelding At four years old Digger the Clydesdale is still a youngster and still has some growing to do. Although even now Digger is set to enter the record books as Britain's biggest horse as he already measures at 19hh (6ft 5in) and weighing 900 kilos.

However Digger can't just yet claim the title as the tallest horse in the world as this accolade currently goes to 19.3hh Belgian draft gelding called Radar, from Mount Pleasant, Texas,
Read more about Digger >>>>>

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The Shire Horse Society and the War Years
Like all other breed societies the Shire Horse Society struggled to keep running during the World War II. In 1946 they held their Annual General Meeting at the Midland Hotel, Derby at which the Council present their report covering the years 1940 -1945.
Click here to read the report >>>>>>>>>>>

Shire Horse Association New Website

Staffordshire Shire Horse Association have recently launched a new website, which contains information, news, and photographs about the group. There is also details of how to join the group along with a membership form.

Visit the Stafforshire Shire Horse Association

On The Heavy Horses Stud Pages
Jim and Matthew Burk shire heavy horses
Jim & Matthew Burks
Market Rasen
Shire Horses

Postcard Gallery

For over a century heavy horses have been a popular subject for postcards.
The latest postcard in the "Wish You Were Here" gallery is of
Bass Shire Horses
bass heavy shire horses buton-on-trent

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