Charlie and Joe are our iconic Shire Horses here at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. Charlie in particular is approaching his retirement and we are looking to add a new pair of working horses to our stables. Charlie is a wonderful horse who regularly has visitors grooming him, sitting on him or riding behind him on one of our carts. For the heavier farm work he works in a pair with our younger horse called Joe. Together they do all the work done by a modern tractor ie. ploughing right the way through to harvesting.
The Shire Horses are the museums unique selling point and by far our most popular attraction. Visitors can really get to know the horses and enjoy regular visits or one of our heavy horse courses.
The money we raise will enable us to find a matched pair of working shire horses that already have some of the skills we need here at the farm. They will have a wonderful new home on our Victorian Farm and have plenty of attention from our waggoner Simon as well as the rest of the staff and visitors. Without our horses we could not grow our crops in order to feed the rest of our animals and tend the land.