Horses & History
"If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday. - Pearl Buck
As a former Pony Clubber, hunting, eventing, show jumping enthusiast and freelance writer, I am delighted to be back in the saddle again writing this Horses & History blog about two of my favourite topics.
I plan to take a trot back in time and find interesting facts and stories about our favourite four-legged friends and their riders, shows, places and events and look at how they made and changed the course of history.
Enjoy! - Cindy Crank
To say that Australian born Jim Frecklington OAM (Medal of the Order of Australia) is a creative and innovative master coach builder and ardent monarchist is an understatement. As a former Windsor Castle employee who looked after Prince Philip’s four-in-hand read more
If you were reincarnated as a horse you would want to find yourself living in the Royal Mews, England`s most famous and luxurious stables at Buckingham Palace. Interestingly enough the Royal Mews did not originally house horses; King Richard II read more
During the London Olympic Games this past summer, a short article in a British newspaper piqued my interest. Apparently, various London funeral parlours were very concerned that the masses of extra traffic on the London streets would make negotiating roads read more
The “laws” of everyday social etiquette in Victoria times were detailed, sacrosanct for decades and rarely open to change. These “laws” covered everything from the kind of jewellery and dress a lady wore at certain times of the day, the read more
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