“A path to happiness is paved with hooves...”
We wish to provide an insight into how man once relied on these powerful working animals and remember the millions of faithful horses which were lost during battle. It is of great importance that together we raise awareness of the rare breeds to help guarantee their existence in years to come.
Whilst working to welcome young horses into the world with our rare breed conservation programme, we also aim to plant a seed of interest into the minds of the young generation and encourage them to get involved. After all, the future of Heavy Horses lies in their hands.
We are funded by our own efforts – our award-winning visitor attraction is not charity funded but relies solely on the entrance admissions to keep going which must cover essential feed and care to the horses during the winter months when the park is closed. The sheer size of these horses is reflected in the cost of their upkeep which contributes to why few Heavy Horse sanctuaries are now in existence and are sadly rapidly declining.
We are home to over 20 horses (of various breeds) - many of which have been rescued. In some cases, the horse/animal undergoes a recovery programme which begins to pave a path for brighter pastures. We are responsible for the purchase, ongoing care and medical treatments. The farm also provides sanctuary to many other farmyard friends including donkeys, alpacas, turkeys, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, ducks, pigs, ferrets and aviary birds. We hope you enjoy meeting, feeding and learning all about them!