The magnificent heavy horse has faithfully served mankind for many generations and we were once reliant on the strength of these working animals. The heavy horse was brought to the British Isles in 1066 and led our armies into battle carrying armoured knights, hauling artillery and tirelessly ploughed the land.
Before the development of the internal combustion engine, the heavy horse was an essential power on the land and drove the industrial revolution. It was a necessity for goods to be transported up and down the country. Canal boats were powered by heavy horses allowing goods to be transported on water. The canal boats could carry 30 tonnes at a time with only one heavy horse pulling. The working horse was vital to man.