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The Suffolk horse is the oldest breed of heavy horse in Great Britain. It dates from the sixteenth century but all animals alive today trace their male lines back to one stallion horse called Crisp's Horse of Ufford which was foaled in 1768.

The Suffolk Horse is now on the Rare Breeds critical list. There are only about 250 breeding mares left which makes the breed more endangered than the Giant Panda. The Suffolk Horses are bred on the farm under the Woodlander Prefix. They are broken to work at home about three years old.

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The rare breed Suffolk horse (left)

On show the Suffolk horse
and carriage (right)
Carriage rides

Woodlander Suffolks can be seen successfully competing at many local and more distant agricultural shows. They also compete in ploughing matches. These horses also carry out timber extraction in environmentally sensitive woodland. Their versatility is impeccably demonstrated in the variety of the tasks they are able to perform which range from agricultural to formal occasions. Woodlander Suffolks are working horses that carry out various tasks around the farm including harrowing, rolling, cultivation, dung spreading, ploughing and all general cart work.

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Suffolk horses ploughing (left)

Suffolk horses chain
harrowing (right)
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Woodlander Carriages,  East Haddons Farm,  West Hatch,  Taunton,  TA3 5RW.    Tel: 01823 481 185.    Mobile: 07542 765 714
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This project is supported under the England Rural Development Programme by the
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund.

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