AUTUMN 2009 ISSUE


New Design for HHW
Heavy Horse World’s Autumn issue includes a number of design improvements and new features, including an enhanced two-page Breeders’ Directory. We hope you will enjoy the new-look magazine!

 


 
Heavy Horse World Magazine Autumn 2009 issue - ensuring the long term survival of the Suffolk horse via the Animal Health Trust (AHT)

Ensuring the long-term survival of the Suffolk horse
The Animal Health Trust has begun work on a project to develop a sustainable breeding programme for the Suffolk horse, one of the rarest equines in the world. The AHT is working with the Suffolk Horse Society to research new breeding strategies which will ensure the viability of the breed into the future. The aims are to ascertain the current level of genetic diversity within the breed and to evaluate possible new breeding strategies.


 

 
Heavy Horse World Magazine Autumn 2009 Issue reeding Shires the Cotebrook way - with Shire breeder Alastair King

 

 

Breeding Shires the Cotebrook way
Shire breeder Alastair King of the Cotebrook Stud near Tarporley, Cheshire chats with Heavy Horse World editor Diana Zeuner about his breeding techniques and success in the show ring. The Kings also run the Alvanley Arms pub, a great place to stay for heavy horse enthusiasts.

 

 



 

 
Heavy Horse World Magazine Autumn 2009 Issue - Ox or horse - which is it to be? - Ted Collins investigates

Ox or horse – which is it to be?
The horse was a much better draught animal than the ox and soon became the dominant draught animal – or at least that is our perception. But is it correct? In the second of his two-part feature Ted Collins, who has made a study of the history of draught oxen in the British Isles, describes the ox’s somewhat unexpected revival and eventual decline.


 

 
Heavy Horse World Magazine Autumn 2009 Issue - In at the steep end - Ralph Mankee discovers logging horses with the Lenihan family

In at the steep end
Ralph Mankee describes his dramatic learning curve as he discovers how to work logging horse with top loggers, the Lenihan family. After several days of tuition the former whipper-in and huntsman was ready to begin on his own account and has won his first contract to fell and extract 100 tonnes of hardwood.

 


 

 

Plus . . .

  • Your Letters – three pages packed with heavy horse interest

  • Heavy Horse World Shop – now FOUR pages - with our comprehensive selection of books and DVDs on heavy horse subjects

  • Heavy Horse World Classifieds – where to go for all your needs – horses, harness, vehicles, books etc

  • Heavy Horse World Breeders Directory – now two pages! Locate the breeder of your choice

  • Order your copy of the 2010 Heavy Horse World Calendar while stocks last!

 



 

Owen Garner wins Royal supreme driving championship
Owen Garner with his unicorn of home-bred Percherons from his Willingham-based Hales stable in Cambridgeshire, won the teams class and then took the supreme driving championship at The Royal Show, the last one ever. His win took place against strong competition from light horses. Kevin Wright’s photograph of Owen carrying out his winning show is on the front cover of the Autumn 2009 issue.

 


 
Heavy Horse World Magazine Autumn 2009 Issue - Harnessing a pair with modern breast harness demonstrated by John McDermott

 

Harnessing a pair with modern breast harness
John McDermott demonstrates how to harness a pair with modern breast harness ready for cross country driving, exercising, or work use in a picture feature with images taken by Heavy Horse World editor Diana Zeuner.

 


 

 
Heavy Horse World Magazine Autumn 2009 Issue - Suffolk and British Percheron breed shows report

 

 

 

Suffolk and British Percheron breed shows

Philip Ryder-Davies and Rosemary Cooper report on the breed shows for these two popular British heavy breeds.Heavy Horse World Magazine Autumn 2009 Issue - Suffolk and British Percheron breed shows - Philip Ryder-Davis and Rosemary Cooper report The Suffolk supreme was Michael Tollemache who had an excellent day winning senior and junior championships, while Gordon Bailey’s 12-year-old Willingham Misty took the top spot at the British Percheron event.

 

 

 

 

 



 

 
Heavy Horse World Magazine Autumn 2009 Issue - Driving force - the Mouland Clydesdales - Anna Bruce meets David and Crystal Mouland to hear how it all began

Driving force – the Mouland Clydesdales at home in Hampshire
David and Crystel Mouland run the southern-most team of Clydesdales in the country, and last year won the inaugural Heavy Horse Turnout Championship. Anna Bruce went along to meet them and hear how it all began and their plans for the future.

 


 

Other features in this issue include…

  • Three Shires saved from bog

  • Portsmouth Parade

  • Report from the last Royal Show

  • Draught Horse Answers – how much does your horse weigh?

  • A prepotent sire of Lancashire

  • Shires in Higher Level Stewardship

  • Hertfordshire heavies at two major events

  • Suffolks show their mettle at Weald & Downland Museum Show