Welsh Rareties

The Welsh Pony and Cob Society Museum has re-opened in Bronaeron, near Felinfach, according to the BBC. Artefacts on display include medals, paintings, books and copies of its Welsh Stud Book, published annually since 1901. This is a little fanciful though: King Henry VIII believed that the only horses of value were those capable of …

Heavy Horses: Horseman’s Oath

Anthony Dent calls The Society of Horsemen “a unique institution”, a “friendly society” of grooms, drivers, ploughmen and waggoners in the east of Britain from Kent to Aberdeenshire. Their shared code and knowledge included a variety of magick, charms and recipes for assorted horse ailments, and East Anglian members took a ferocious oath not to …