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Draft Horse Workshop 101 Fall 2022

DH Workshop  400x400This class will focus on draft horse grooming, handling, hitching and driving skills.

The day will begin with a brief history of the Percheron Draft Horse and how they were used in everyday life. Before heading to the barns for some hands on experience, participants will learn about grooming practices and types and parts of a harness.

Once in the barn, participants will build their confidence with the gentle giants by grooming and harnessing. Then, skills will be honed with simple ground driving and moving up to ground driving through an obstacle course.

The day will finish off by enjoying a horse drawn trolley ride through the Historic Village given by the instructors.

Date: Sunday, September 18, 2022

Time: 10 AM – 4:30 PM (1/2 hour given for lunch (please bring a lunch as it is not provided)) – 6 hours of instruction time.

Instructors: Steve Opp and April Mann

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $200 per person

Age Requirement: 16+

Class will be offered to a minimum of 5 people and no more than 10. If there is more interest, a later class may be offered.