Suffolk Working Horses
Suffolk work horses is a glorious breed which is currently in danger of dying out and although numbers are slowly increasing their status is still listed as being critical by the UK Rare Breeds Survival Trust.
Characterised by their stocky build and chestnut colour they are also known as Suffolk Punch horses. Originally bred and kept for working on the land, as mechanisation came in Suffolk work horses went out and numbers began to decline. In 1966 just six Suffolk foals were born. To keep the breed from dying out entirely it is important that Suffolk horses are once again used for the purposes of which they are bred for – to work on the land.
Determined to raise their profile, Selwood products jointly own two working horses, one of which is of the Suffolk variety. We think ourselves very lucky to be situated in the Suffolk countryside. Euston Obsidian (otherwise known as Sid) - a three year old Suffolk Punch –is currently being trained to plough, pull a dray and work on the surrounding farms just as horses did a hundred years ago.