Heavy horses in action

By: Horse Deals

Heavy horses in action
Heavy horses in action
An outreach project in north Suffolk is reviving the art of working heavy horses.
Locals are being encouraged to get involved in a public ploughing day at Wingfield run by the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich.
The team will be using heavy horses and a vintage tractor to grow a crop of potatoes in the traditional way through a series of community events celebrating the heritage of farming in the area.

The project begins on Thursday, 8 April 8with a ploughing day from 11am to 3pm.

The free event will also involve local schools and community groups and is funded by the University of East Anglia's outreach opportunity fund.

Veronica Sekules, head of education and research and Culture of the Countryside project director, said: "It is a wonderful example of how the project, which takes world art as a starting point, gets people thinking about their culture and heritage, and brings communities together with some fabulous results