The Liverpool Working Horse.(Repost)

Originally posted on HorseAddict:
This weekend our son, who lives in London, England, was visiting Liverpool and found a memorial to the horses that used to work the docks in that city. He sent me a photo of the statue that commemorates these horses. WAITING by Judy Boyt (MA FRBS SEA) There is also a…

Churchill was not the only famous Winston.

I recently got an interesting comment from Susan who had read my blog post “The Day I met a Cavalry Black”. In this post I had called the horse Winston. I had just made this up to be honest, as I felt he was such a nice fellow I should give him a name. But…

Monday Minstrel: The Horses of India.

J.T. Khanewala of Don’t Hold Your Breath blog commented on a recent post about how life would be different if horses had become extinct. He told me that in Asia the heavy work was done by oxen and there are no draft breeds as there are in the West. For both of us this peaked…

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…