Ancient equestrian tactics used against modern foe

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Horse patrols are being brought back all over the world to help police forces support social restriction orders

Foto Friday: The Queen and the Kelpies

FALKIRK, Scotland — July 5, 2017. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is all smiles as she opens the Scottish canal alongside the stunning 30m-high Kelpies sculptures. Crowds gather as Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh visit The Kelpies sculpture near Falkirk to unveil a plaque to name the Queen Elizabeth II Canal that… Continue reading Foto Friday: The Queen and the Kelpies

Steel steeds to form stunning landmark symbolizing Scotland’s industrial past

'KELPIES' will stand 30 metres tall marking gateway to vast new parkland in Falkirk. by FIONA RUSSELL Daily Record and Sunday Mail DOMINATING the skyline on the Forth & Clyde Canal, a pair of huge steel horses’ heads form a stunning landmark. But few people realise the sculptures – called The Kelpies – are a… Continue reading Steel steeds to form stunning landmark symbolizing Scotland’s industrial past

Royal Marines help round up feral horses (UK)

The Royal Marines were involved in helping to round up almost 100 semi-feral horses on a remote farm at Dallas in Morayshire in a major operation co-ordinated by the charity World Horse Welfare. It was the charity’s biggest and most unusual project and also involved vets from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and… Continue reading Royal Marines help round up feral horses (UK)

Two horses die at Scottish Grand National

Regal Heights and Minella Four Star collapsed at the end of the four mile Scottish Grand National at Ayr racecourse. Regal Heights died of a suspected heart attack, while Minella Four Star is thought to have died of internal bleeding. Their deaths come in the wake of last Saturday's Grand National – the highest profile… Continue reading Two horses die at Scottish Grand National

Nature reserve recruits herd of rare wild horses

Stephen Christie, writing for The Press and Journal, reports: Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) hopes eight Konik foals will help improve Wetlands A north-east nature reserve has recruited a herd of rare horses to help improve its wetland habitats. It is hoped the eight konik foals will help the conservation work being… Continue reading Nature reserve recruits herd of rare wild horses