Home of Rest for Old Horses

Home of Rest for Old Horses
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Looking for: Animals & Farms
Address: Home of Rest for Old Horses
Richmond HIll
Isle of Man
Postcode: IM4 1JH
Age Group: All Ages
Kids Activity: Indoors and Outdoors
Telephone: 01624 674594
Website: Click Here

The Home of Rest for Old Horses was opened in 1950 to provide a facility for old working horses that had reached the age of retirement in the Isle of Man.

A member of the National Equine Welfare Council, the Home of Rest for Old Horses looks after more than 50 horses, donkeys and ponies.

During your visit you’ll meet many of the residents including a number of retired tram horses who used to work on the Horse Drawn Tram Service along the Douglas Promenades.

You’ll also be able to get up close to the animals by feeding them - the onsite shop sells bags of horse feed or you can bring a spare apple or carrot!

Once you’ve met the residents you can find out more about their history by visiting the museum, enjoy refreshments at the cafe and take home a souvenir from the gift shop.

The Isle of Man Home of Rest for Old Horses is open from May to September between 10am to 4pm. Admission is free.

The venue has disabled access and ample free car parking in the adjacent car park.