Exercise & Training Saddles for Trammers

posted 5 Dec 2019, 08:59 by Douglas Bay Tramway HT   [ updated 5 Dec 2019, 09:00 ]
The Trust is pleased to have recently acquired two secondhand riding saddles for the Tramway staff to use with the large draught horses on local roads, bridleways and green lanes, and on Douglas beach. The saddles make training and maintaining fitness that little bit easier, quicker and more enjoyable .... for the horses and staff!

Maintaining health and fitness for heavy horses requires meaningful exercise throughout the year, whether draughting, long walking or being ridden. The restricted tramway service this season has provided very limited exercise for only a few of the tram horses.