Happy Easter to all our readers! We hope you have a great day, whether or not you’re celebrating, and are able to spend some quality time with your horses over the Bank Holiday weekend. This Easter our rare breed ambassador Harry the Cleveland Bay shares his third cartoon for Your Horse.

Harry has been keeping his owner Jules busy by losing and hiding his shoe, and she suspects this is to avoid him having to do too much work. He may look tough, but Harry is a bit of a fair weather gelding, and hates getting wind and rain in his ears during an April shower, Jules explains.

While avoiding ridden work, Harry has been enjoying turnout with his field mate and best buddy Tonto (pictured top). He’s been kept busy ensuring his favourite treats aren’t snuffled by visitors to his paddock…

Your Cleveland Bays in action

Last month, we asked you to share your beautiful Cleveland Bays, we received an incredible response and we posted some of these on the Your Horse Facebook page earlier this week. It’s great to hear how much you love these horses and to see them in action in all disciplines, from all over the world. Thank you to all those who took the time to get in touch.

Saving Britain’s oldest breed

The Cleveland Bay is Britain’s oldest breed of native horse. Today the Cleveland Bay is on the Priority list of the Rare Breed Survival Trust, meaning its numbers are dwindling.

Harry (Arena Harrington) is by Arena Big Ben and was bred by Steve Pullan, who is dedicated to preserving the breed.

The Cleveland Bay Horse Society is a charity that regulates, promotes and protects pure and part-bred Cleveland Bay horses. To find out more, click here.

Keep an eye on the Your Horse website for the next cartoon featuring Harry the Cleveland Bay, and be sure to share these posts to raise awareness of this wonderful native breed

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