Gone for Some Time

The Manchurian and Siberian ponies which accompanied Robert Scott’s failed expedition to the South Pole are being commemorated. Jimmy Pigg, Snippets, Jehu, Nobby and Bones will have navigation waypoints on aeronautical maps of Antarctica named in their honour. Scott’s team ate the ponies before dying en route to the Pole in 1912.

Read (much more) here, thanks to Karen K.

Edited to add: Karen’s just pointed me to these photos of the ponies.

Published by Susanna Forrest

Writer Amazons of Paris, The Age of the Horse and If Wishes Were Horses.

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