The day started at around 11 a.m. where members and some of their horses gathered in the courtyard. Miles had a tree felled and cut into pieces in one of his fields, which needed to be hauled closer to the yard. At work were a team of Percheron geldings, a Suffolk Punch gelding, a Clydesdale gelding, and two Cob geldings (including Henry!), and their respective owners - so quite a crowd! We shifted a fair amount of wood and there was plenty of opportunity for IWHA members and other visitors to join in and have a go.
By mid-afternoon, we called it a day and were welcomed warmly into the kitchen to lovely food and drink. This was followed by the IWHA AGM, which was refreshingly short and bursting with plans for 2013.
Anyone into working horses can join the IWHA - go to www.irishworkinghorseassociation.com.