Strange Scene – Funeral of a Horse

STRANGE SCENE – FUNERAL OF A HORSE (Subject of illustration) One of the most singular funerals took place a few days ago at Maryland. A wealthy merchant at his death, in addition to many munificent bequests and legacies, left a certain sum for the maintenance of his favourite horse – a fine old hunter – […]

The Horses of Baltimore

Horse-drawn wagons are used for recycling collection in some Belgian and French cities – a great way to preserve heavy horse breeds that might otherwise die out or be used for meat alone. Baltimore in the States has also preserved horse-drawn deliveries – once, of course, universal – as a way of getting fresh fruit […]

Neglect and the Manhattan Carriage Horse

This week a horse that pulled tourist carriages in New York dropped dead in the middle of Manhattan, provoking cries of cruelty and mistreatment. I’m aware that there’s a long-standing campaign to end the practice of using these horses in the city, and that the only other equines in central New York, at the Claremont […]

Fair Hill, Fair Henny: Cross Country Through a Horse’s Ears

Ever exhilarating: take a ride round the cross-country course at the Fair Hill International in Maryland with the wonderful Henny and Peter Atkins of Australia. Henny (whom I wrote about briefly here) loves cross country, as you can probably tell by his ears, which are pricked all the way round. Atkins says he once saw […]