Heavy Horse Day returns

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Heavy Horse Day makes a return this weekend at Ryedale Folk Museum, along with its “unlikely star”, Max the Clydesdale.

The horse featured as part of the museum’s first Heavy Horse Day in August, and will be back by popular demand.

The event on Sunday starts at 10am and features demonstrations in preparing and dressing the horses, shoeing, feeding and finishing with judging at 3pm.

Visitors can take part in the Make A Heavy Horse competition, using a range of craft materials provided, to be in with a chance of winning a free family pass to the museum, and a two-hour ride out on Max.

“We love having Max at the museum, he really brightens up the place,” said Emma McKenzie, events co-ordinator. “These heavy horses days are an amazing chance to show great working horses up close and a chance for visitors to really interact with them.”

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