Shire horses return to work on Hampstead Heath
Murdoch and Joey help repair running damage
31 January, 2020 — By Dan Carrier
SHIRE horses returned to Hampstead Heath at the weekend – to help repair damage to grasslands after the English National Cross Country Championships were held on the common land.
The horses – called Murdoch and Joey – usually work at Richmond Park.
They were brought to the Heath as part of a City of London scheme to make greater use livestock for land management.
Last summer, sheep were grazed on the Heath for a five-day trial – and are set to return again this year.