Shire Horse on BBC
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
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Breeds Survival Trust Watch List
Three breeds of British Heavy Horses appears
on the Rare Breeds Survival Trust Watch List.
Find out about the RBST Watch List >>>>
|Leaflets to Help Horse Owners in Troubled Times
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
|One 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
|Fire and Rescue Service issues horsebox
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
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
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
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
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 >>>>>
Whats New In
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
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
Visit the Stafforshire
Shire Horse Association
|On The Heavy Horses Stud Pages
Jim & Matthew Burks
over a century heavy horses have been a popular subject for postcards.
The latest postcard in the "Wish You Were Here" gallery
Click here to see the postcard gallery