Shire Horse - Harry
Harry ‘Mileaway Prince Harry’
- Breed: Shire
- Date of Birth: 2008
- Height: 18.1hh
- Colour: Bay
- Lived at Wimpole since: 2011
- Identifying marks: White speckles on the left back leg
Harry is broken to ride and drive, although has mainly been ridden recently, he is part of our musical ride display team and loves performing for the crowd on show days.
Harry is a very enthusiastic chap and loves nothing more than a good gallop! He is herd leader in the field, being good friends with Jasper and Murphy.
Harry suffers from a skin allergy known as ‘sweet-itch’, this means that he is allergic to midge bites, which causes him to rub excessively making himself very sore. To combat this problem Harry wears a special rug and mask throughout the midge biting season; this means the midges can’t bite him, you may see him sporting this attire in the field.
As there is currently no cure for sweet itch we can only do our best to prevent the horses from getting itchy. He only has to wear this rug out in the field so you still get to see his handsome face when he is inside and away from the flies.