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
breed Suffolk horse (left)
On show the Suffolk horse
and carriage (right)
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.
Suffolk horses chain
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