Shire horses Rosie and Duchess retire to the Horse Trust

  • Two Shire horses from Bodafon Farm Park, Llandudno, have been reunited with their stable mates in retirement at the Horse Trust’s Home of Rest in Buckinghamshire.

    The smaller of the two Shires, Rosie, who stands at 17.2hh and is affectionately known as dozy Rosie, used to pull a harrow at the farm. Duchess is the largest of the pair at 18.2hh.

    Duchess and Rosie join three other Shires from Bodafon Farm Park, also enjoying their retirement at the centre near Princes Risborough.

    Bryan Cogger and Kay Parry, who have run the farm park as a visitor attraction, can no longer manage the shires.

    “These horses are precious to us and have been a delight to hundreds of people visiting the farm or seeing them at shows, weddings and parades,” said Mrs Parry.

    “We are so grateful to the Horse Trust for keeping our family of Shires together and also giving them the opportunity to enjoy visitors and for providing the care and kindness for the horses in their later years.”

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