Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park was chosen to appear in the new Cbeebies series of ‘Down on the Farm’ and enjoyed a visit from the film crew, along with JLS star JB Gill who presents the children’s show.
Taya Street took JB on a tour of the farm exploring old and new tractors. Taya said, “JB enjoyed getting his hands on the wheels and driving the tractors in the off-road arena. Iona, one of our Percheron heavy horses, was filmed ploughing the fields as well as pulling the horse-drawn cart demonstrating the roles of the working horse.
“The BBC is aiming to educate children on how the modern day tractor took over from the heavy horse and explain how widely important the heavy horse used to be in farming, and that these creatures are now sadly in major decline.”
There are around 20 of gentle giants at the award-winning Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park with a host of other farm animals and other attractions. It is situated on Edmondsham Road near Verwood in Dorset.
If you missed the CBeebies show you can catch it on BBC iPlayer.