You have probably seen horse brasses used as decorations in various establishments, usually country pubs. Whilst you may be able to identify horse brasses and put a name to them, are you familiar with their history? Fascinating and highly collectable, the brasses boast a long and interesting heritage and were first used beyond these shores.
Mohammed Salim Patel, a BBC journalist from Blackburn, is blind and could benefit enormously from the help of a guide dog. Unfortunately, he is terrified of dogs! Mohammed, aged 23, suffers from the degenerative condition Retinitis Pigmentosa. So, what could be done to help Mohammed? The solution is Digby the guide horse!
Following a concerted campaign, sky lanterns have been banned across all public land in Wales. There have been numerous incidents of the lanterns scaring horses, pets and farm animals and RSPCA Cymru have been lobbying for a ban for some time.
They say that owners grow to look like their pets. Hopefully that isn’t true of equestrians! So, we should perhaps steer clear of horse face jokes when discussing what it is that makes a horsey person so readily identifiable. Because us riders do seem to stick out like a sore thumb, or a sore something […]
We all tend to wear lighter colours in the summer months because we know that they tend to keep us cooler than darker shades. Which begs the question, do black horses get hotter than other horses when the sun is beating down on them?