Wimpole's Shire horse project

Wimpole shire horses coming in from the paddock

Our heavy horses have some new stabling that will allow the horses to be housed together for the first time and provide a better viewing area for our visitors.

If you like to see the Shires at Wimpole you might have noticed there was a limited view of the horses whilst they stood in their stalls, you used see a horses backside.  The Shire horse team also worked in three areas of the farm there was no dedicated area to run daily events and demonstrations for visitors to watch.

What's was the plan?

Building works and stabling provided six new much larger stables, two stalls, a hot water wash box and more chances for people to learn about and meet the shires.

Moving in . . . 

With the work now complete the Shires will move into their new home in April, getting used to the larger space, rubber flooring and having a hot shower!  

Wimpole Shire horse Jasper in his new Stable
Wimpole Shire horse Jasper in his new Stable
Wimpole Shire horse Jasper in his new Stable

We'll start to use the demonstration area for harnessing and grooming the horses, so keep an eye out on your next visit to the farm for the times you can see things, but in the meantime pop down to the Shire stables and say "hello" to some of the Wimpole Shires.

Wimpole Shire Horse Project