THE Clydesdale horse is an increasingly rare breed but not, it seems, in Cumnock.

Blackstone farm has a herd of seven Clydesdales and it is increasing, with three-month-old foal Milly in the ranks and another foal due in the next week.

Farmers John and Margaret Duncan are now hoping to open up the farm to the public, taking bookings to view the horses and other animals on the farm.

To see for yourself these gentle giants watch the Cumnock Chronicle's DAVID KERR and ROSS BRADY on their visit and their chance to ride a Clydesdale.