Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

My Life and Work with Horses (IA Section)

Wed. 3 November 2021 at 2:30 pm

To be held by Zoom video conferencing.

A talk by Jonathan Waterer about his life spent working with horses on the farm where he and his wife Fiona now live at Higher Biddacott, Chittlehampton. In addition to many other projects, he and Fiona train horses to work with other people.

Jonathan was brought up on his parents’ mixed farm in Berkshire, where he learned to ride and drive horses. After school and study at Berkshire College of Agriculture, he apprenticed as a cowboy for 4 years on a 7,000-acre ranch in Alberta, Canada. There, he worked with Percheron horses used for feeding 800 head of cattle, kept outdoors year-round, and were also used for haymaking, and shown at many state fairs and the The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, the annual event held in November in Toronto.

Jonathan returned to a small farm on Exmoor in 1982 to keep sheep, cattle, and to train collies. At the same time, he worked the land with Shire horses and trained them and ponies for others to ride and drive. He now also provides horses and carriages for weddings, funerals and film work.

Important notes

To join this meeting please contact the Organiser (details below). You will in due course be sent instructions on how to log in etc. Please don’t worry if you are not familiar with the Zoom software. It is quite straightforward to use and does not involve any expense. There is also the ability to join the meeting by phone. You will be able to log in a few minutes before the start of the lecture.

If you would like to make a donation to the work of the DA please click the yellow button below. All donations are handled via PayPal. Credit cards and debit cards are accepted even if you don’t have a PayPal account.


Wed. 3 November 2021
2:30 pm
Event Categories:
Event Tags:


Industrial Archaeology Section (Mike Stannard)


(see text for details)