is where the hay is
Meet the horses
Seven years old
Five years old
Four years old
Rocket is one of the newer members of our shire horse family. Joining us in 2021 he has formed a formidable partnership with Ribble in the Pairs Team Trade Turnout due to their similar size. He is proud to be the tallest shire horse however! Pears are Rocket’s treat of choice and as far as Thwaites Ale goes, he loves a crisp pint of Gold.
Three years old
Thunder joined our shire horses in 2022 and is a hit with his colleagues both horse and human. A friendly chap, you’ll find him waiting at the front of his stable if he hears you coming to say hello. So be sure to give him lots of attention when you see him next. Thunder enjoys a few apples after a day of pleasing his fans and is a Thwaites Original drinker.
Wainright now lives in Cornwall
soaking up the sunshine and sea air.
Gunner now lives in Shropshire with
his companion Shetland Pony.
We are proud of our heritage and invite you to come and meet the gentle giants at one of our pubs, inns or hotels
Our shire horses are always travelling around the country, have a look at their diary to see when they are near you:
Latest Past Events
I’ve worked for Daniel Thwaites for around about 16 years now (written 2022). It was Richard that encouraged me to come here, we’d worked together before Richard came to the company, then a few years after he started he rang me up and said there was an opportunity for me here. The best part of my job is simple. Everything… (laughter). Working with horses, it’s my ambition, it’s my hobby. Basically everything.
I’ve worked for Daniel Thwaites now for just over 5 years (written 2022). I’m originally from North Wales and have had shire horses myself for 11 years, showing myself. I was going through Facebook one day and saw that an apprentice horseman job was going, after speaking to my girlfriend we decided to relocate when I got this job. The best part about my job is the fact it’s my dream job, it’s like getting paid to do your hobby!