Since Leo joined our herd as a 2 year old he has been a firm favourite amongst the staff and horses. Leo is now 4 years old and has been to Melbourne for training. He learned how to pull a cart in the busy streets of Melbourne’s CBD. Since then he has come back home and is winding down, chilling out and growing up, getting time to just be a youngster. Leo enjoys the constant care, time and attention that all of our horses receive. He is bold and brave. Not much phases him.
Leo’s best friends in the herd at the moment are Isabella, Scotty and Elliot.
Leo is a Clydesdale x Shire, making him a little different to all of the other tram horses. All of the others are purebred Clydesdales.
Shires and Clydesdales are incredibly similar in both physical and mental ways. Shires can be larger by a slight margin, but they do share the same structure. Clydesdales are slightly more compact and less broad than their Shire cousins.
Leo turned 4 years old in August 2023. He is still very young and growing really fast. He spends a lot of his days sleeping and lazing about as his body is using a lot of energy to grow.
Leo is very intelligent. He already loves learning things, and boy, does he learn fast. He is always curious about what the big horses are doing, and watches keenly when they are doing activities at the paddock.
Leo tried on his very first saddle and didn’t bat an eyelid at it. He is such a trusting and sensible boy. Leo has been learning to be led from another horse. Now that he has got this skill mastered he can go into the ocean for a splash with the others, and be included in a lot of beach rides.
Leo and Murray attended South Australia’s Inaugural Heavy Horse Festival, held at Wirrina Cove, in May of 2023. Leo competed in the Purebred Clydesdale Led Class, taking out the first place, blue ribbon. The whole team are so proud of our youngster. Leo was only 3 years old at the time and it was his first outing and he took the whole event in his stride.
Strangers. He’s a friendly fellow
Going on excursions
Doing new things
Being involved and included in everything
Bananas and carrots
Going on the horse float
Being asked and not told. He’s big on manners
Leo loves coming down to the tram, meeting all of the people, and watching how the big horses pull off such an historic and iconic experience.
Being left behind
Having his hooves cleaned