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Discover the captivating world of heavy working draft horses through the UK's top magazine dedicated to the sector -  Shires, Clydesdales, Suffolk Punches, British Percherons, European breeds, draft crosses and working ponies in farming, forestry, market gardening, leisure, showing and breeding.

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Heavy Horse World Spring issue is now out!


  • The Spring 2014 issue is our Shows Issue, including lots of news and information about the events to come this year, including our free and very popular Heavy Horse World Events List! There are masses of features and articles on all aspects of your favourite equines - here’s a picture from our new series on riding heavies, Under Saddle, written by Annie Rose of Cumbrian Heavy Horses.


  • Win tickets to the Shire Horse Show (22/23 March), at its new venue, Arena UK, just off the A1 at Grantham!

  • Watch out for articles on the Woodhouse Stud’s great success of last season; horse logging in the South Downs National Park and milking heavy mares in Normandy (yes they do!)


  • Discover an unusual item of harness – the rush collar – a rare survivor from the horse era; and find out how Peter Coates went about making a special set of harness for a horse logger. This issue we publish our annual Heavy Horse World Harness Makers’ Directory.

  • You can farm with horses if you do it with determination, says Clive Fry, who shares some of his ideas, and William Castle completes his series on haymaking. Read Steve Ledsham’s views on whether or not to use blinkers, that age-old question; follow self-taught signwriter Ron Burton’s tips, and find out how horses helped in the early days of motoring.

  • Plus, TV presenter Alex Langlands writes about the new book The New Horse-Powered Farm; catch up with late events from last season including the West of England Championships and the Suffolk Ploughing Championships as well as the Clydesdale Winter Fair, and read our latest stories in the Heavy Horse Tails column.

  • There are a few left of the 2014 Heavy Horse World Calendar. Purchase your copy at (add link here). And don’t forget to go to Heavy Horse World Shop (add link here) to see our full range of titles including The Working Horse Manual, Heavy Horses, Goodbye Old Friend, and a host of DVDs.


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  • 72+ pages packed with information on heavy horses

  • Full colour throughout

  • Big news section

  • Historical features

  • Personality profiles

  • Practical features and tips


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Heavy Horse World Calendar Cover 2014

Undoubtedly the best UK calendar featuring entirely draught horses!  12 fantastic colour photographs of heavy horses from all over the UK.

Available now at £9.00 (+ £3.00 postage).  Buy your copies here.

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Other features in this issue include. . .


  • Wales’ biggest horse-drawn vehicle collection to open

  • Obituaries – including Geoff Morton MBE and John Lawless

  • Horse logging in the South Downs National Park

  • Clydesdale Winter Fair

  • How Dunlop tyres revolutionised carting work

  • The horse tamer’s secret

  • The harness maker’s story, with Peter Coates

  • William Castle completes his hay-making series

  • Suffolk Punch Trust opens for fifth season

  • The New Horse-Powered Farm – the new book reviewed by Alex Langlands

  • Signwriting, with Ron Burton

  • Blinkers – an open and shut case

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Win13_Giant_Clydesdale_heads_rise_at_FalkirkGiant Clydesdale heads rise at Falkirk

The landscape around Falkirk, Scotland has been experiencing dramatic change with the construction of the much-anticipated sculptures, The Kelpies, at The Helix, a £43 million greenspace tourism project. The 30m high horse’s heads dominate the site and are a tribute to the region’s most famous equine breed, the Clydesdale. Discover the story behind the sculptures.