Major the Shire Horse arrives at Chichester in Weald and Downland Museum Working Animals show

By Culture24 Staff | 27 May 2010
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Major with Horseman Mark Buxton. Courtesy Weald and Downland Museum

New Shire horse Major is set to join the team at the Weald and Downland Museum and is sure to be a hit with visitors.

He will join teammates Neville and Mac in performing seasonal tasks throughout the year at the museum of historic buildings and traditional rural life.

Major, a beautiful bay Shire is 9 years old standing 16.3 hands high, will be making his debut at the Museum’s spectacular Heavy Horse and Working Animals Show on Saturday June 5 and Sunday June 6.

“We are delighted that Major has joined the team of Shires, and are looking forward to watching him progress to become a key member of the team, and a real delight for visitors over the next few months,” said Henry Warner, Head of Operations at the Museum.

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