Monday Minstrel: The Windsor Grey Mares.

What happens to the horses that serve the Queen when they are older and no longer engaged in active ceremonial duties? I learned recently that they are retired to the Horse Trust. The thing that really peaked my interest was that I had met one of the recently retired Windsor Grey mares. Her name is…

July 20,1982 Terrorism strikes the Cavalry Blacks

Originally posted on HorseAddict:
When my friend Winston is on guard duty at Horse Guards, he will leave the Knightsbridge Barracks with the other Cavalry Blacks at 10:30 am. They walk through Hyde Park, past Buckingham Palace, up the Mall and turn into the Horse Guards Parade for the Changing of the Horse Guards.  On…

What country has 9 Million equines?

What country has the third largest population of horses , donkeys and mules in the world? A total of nine million. Nine Million equines and 105 million humans. This is Ethiopia. In 2016 24% of the population lived below the international poverty line. But this was a decrease from 30% in 2011. Most of the…

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The Tower at night…after all the tourists have gone!