Loki: Our beautiful, black 17hh Nonius
Loki very much lives up to his name (God of mischief) as he is constantly up to no good! He will open any gate latch and can untie lead ropes with ease. If he’s in the yard he will tip over the wheelbarrow and pull all the head collars off their doors. You can’t leave anything near him! He regularly tests the post and rail fencing to see which rail he can pull down to get into the next field and when we tried to fix this with a strip of electric fencing he identified the on / off switch of the battery, switched it off then undid all of the electric rope! He is a mischievous devil but we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Odin: Our beautiful, black 17hh Nonius
Odin, our handsome half brother to Loki. As his name suggests (God of battle), he is usually the one to start a play fight with his brother but unfortunately ends up worse for wear! He never learns and always goes back for more so we can’t feel sorry for him. On the yard and out driving it’s a different story and he can be quite a sensitive chap. His work ethic is faultless and he always gives his best in everything he does.
Loki and Odin’s breed is a Hungarian Warmblood called a Nonius. The breed was originally bred to pull artillery wagons in the war hence they were bred with specific traits which make them suitable for carriage work. They are well known for their calm, docile temperament and intelligence and are very strong work horses. Read all about our trip to Hungary to find our boys in our news section!
Charlie: Our handsome grey (white)Percheron x Welsh Cob
Charlie is our cheeky chap, he gives 110% in everything he does and loves to show off. If he see’s a video camera he thinks it’s all for him and starts striking a pose! He is quite particular and likes things done a certain way otherwise he gets the hump. His nickname on the yard is Victor Meldrew but you can always get round him with a fuss and a carrot!
Marius and Modeste, a lovely dun coloured pair who came over from the Meuse in France when they were 1 and 2 years of age. They are full brother and sister and an unusual breed – Tarpan X Franche Montaine.
Gone but never forgotten
Our beautiful boy Tommie, 2001 – 2019.
Tommie was a 15.3hh Welsh Cob X Percheron and half brother to Charlie. His main love in life was eating. We always had to tell our brides to watch their bouquets as he did like a snack! His other love was the attention he got from his adoring crowds. He was a very laid back character (some might say lazy!) and he liked to take everything at his own pace. He was more than happy to leave all the exertion up to Charlie and often needed reminding that he was there to do some work! Tommie really was a horse of a lifetime, nothing phased him and he was an absolute rock to both his human team and his brother Charlie. He gave so much joy to everyone who met him and he is very sorely missed on the yard.