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The Heavy Horse Farm Park relies solely on entrance fees to keep the park running and provide for the rescued Heavy Horses and animals. The park is not charity funded and does not receive grants but is an independent set up. The size of these animals reflects on their cost of up keep which is a major struggle however passionate owners are determined to continue providing for Heavy Horses in need of a home for life.

The family running the park took over in 2003 and rebuilt what was a completely derelict farm. Sadly, it was not only the infrastructure which had become run down, the Heavy Horses and animals had suffered severe neglect. In 2003 when the farm changed hands the current owners managed to save some of the Heavy Horses which were in a dying state. Since then they have continued to rescue Heavy Horses and have invested a considerable amount of time, effort and money.  Years of hard work has gone into building and progressing the farm. Rescue Heavy Horses are not often handed over but have to be purchased. The family running the farm feel so strongly about conservation and education and wish to continue for years to come.

The importance of conserving and educating about these magnificent breeds; The Suffolk punch is listed as ‘critical’ on the UK Rare Breeds Survival Trust. In recent time, it was calculated less than 40 breeding mares in the UK. Both Shire & Clydesdale are both at ‘great risk’.

If you would like to support these Horses, you can Adopt a Heavy Horse at the cost of £35:

  • Choose which Heavy Horse you would like to adopt and you will receive a package in the post which includes an Adoption Certificate, a Heavy Horse information page, a page about your Adopted Heavy Horse and a memento!
  • To do this online follow the link
  • A perfect unique gift! You can now purchase GIFT VOUCHERS which make a fantastic treat for a special occasion.
  • Email dorsetheavyhorse@aol.co.uk
  • If you give would like to give something back, you can also make a donation.


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