Met chief says horses targeted in ‘despicable’ Million Mask violence

Featured Image: Embassy - one of the force's oldest horses - sustained injuries to his side, fetlock and front leg when startled by a protester throwing a firework. Source: Daily Mail. THE STORY Cross-posted from The Guardian Police chiefs have condemned the “despicable” violence at Thursday’s Million Mask march, in which four police officers were… Continue reading Met chief says horses targeted in ‘despicable’ Million Mask violence

Silver medal winning Olympic horse seized

Dutch rider Gerco Schroder heads toward an Olympic silver medal aboad London. © 2012 Ken Braddick/

Well, we know that three gold medal winning dressage horses at the 2012 Olympics in London are for sale, reasons unknown except perhaps they have accomplished all they were set out to do. Now a silver medal winning show jumper named London finds himself in a spot of bother along with some other horses belonging… Continue reading Silver medal winning Olympic horse seized

Memo from Rafalca: Can’t a horse prance in peace?

RAFALCA by Markus Schreiber AP.

Memo to those making hay out of my human employers: Hay is for horses, and we all do what we need to do Cross-posted from BY RAFALCA Dear Humans, Let me start by apologizing for any typos, I’m writing this on a touch screen and my stable is rather dark. It has come to… Continue reading Memo from Rafalca: Can’t a horse prance in peace?

The horses of London have now been blessed

Cross-posted from the Londonist On Sunday, 20th September 2009, young and old gathered at a quiet corner of London to witness the Blessing of the Horses at St. John's, Hyde Park. Reverend Stephen Mason recounted the history of this 'ancient' tradition and referenced a passive from Job regarding the respect our horses deserve. Now to… Continue reading The horses of London have now been blessed