This farm retreat has the whinny formula: a herd of majestic horses

Outeniqua Moon, near Mossel Bay, offers blissful mountain surrounds and the calming company of Percherons, including the biggest horse ever bred in SA

22 August 2021 - 00:00 By Allison Foat

Peter and Christine Watt have a passion as grand as the objects of their affection, a majestic herd of Percheron horses that dwell under their protection at Outeniqua Moon ( near Mossel Bay. Beautifully located in a region thick with forests and rambling fynbos, this charming guest farm offers a soothing escape bolstered by therapeutic interactions with these gentle animals.

The Percheron is an ancient breed that originated in France with a lineage that can be traced back to the 17th century. Huge yet agile, they are born black and turn grey (and vice versa) over time, a process that can take up to 10 years. They have served mankind for centuries, pulling colossal war and agricultural machinery. Now the Watts have dedicated themselves to ensuring these even-tempered beasts endure and thrive...

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