Keeping Shire Horses is an expensive vocation!
Which is why we opened the farm to the public in 1992 – to help raise the funds to keep this rare breed alive in memory of our farm patriarch John Rees Lewis who began the Dyfed Shire bloodline 40 years ago.
We realise some of our visitors and followers may wish to help us with this difficult task.
Listed below are some of the costs we encounter, with a ‘Donate’ button alongside each. Alternatively you can choose your own donation amount below.
Every donation will go a long way in helping us preserve this majestic breed.
All the horses love a good groom, which means we need plenty of brushes to keep them happy. A brush will cost just 50p, which you can donate by clicking the PayPal button
Each Shire horse needs a good strong rope to lead them around the farm. By donating just £1.00 you can help us buy a leadrope.
Each average Shire Horse will eat one bale of hay per day. Each bale of hay will cost roughly £2.00 to make. If you would like to donate a bale of hay, click on the Paypal button
All horses love a treat. Carrots are a great treat as they are not too sugary and they don’t cost a fortune. A huge sack of carrots costs us £5.00 this will provide treats for all the horses for a week. To Donate some carrots, just click the PayPal button
There are many different types of feed, but the average bag of mixed feed costs around £10.00 this will feed all of our horses for 2/3 days. You can help feed our horses by just clicking the PayPal Donate button.
Costs and bills can crop up anywhere, our farrier costs are £40 per horse every 6 weeks.
A typical Shire pregnancy can start at £300 and escalate very quickly if veterinary intervention is required.
Twice a year we have to worm the horses, which will cost around £400 for all the Shires.
If you would like to Donate more than the options above, click on the PayPal Donate button below to choose your amount.
A sincere THANK YOU for supporting us in supportng the cause of protecting and promoting the Shire Horse breed.