The Iron Horse and The Canal Horse

The Industrial Revolution in England began around 1760 thanks to mechanization, advances in technology and the advent of the steam engine.

Hyde Park’s Rotten Row in London

There would be no tradesmen at Hyde Park, no shaggy ponies and cobs pulling coal wagons, or butchers’ carts. Continue reading for more information.

The Mail Must Get Through!

A man or delivery child on a pony or with a cart and horse was expected to deliver the mail along roads and paths that were often no better than sheep paths

The Black Beauty Story

One young lady who actually did do something about these atrocities towards horses was Anna Sewell, author of Black Beauty.

Horse Whisperers Part 2

Latter day horse whisperers can claim credit for the formation of many secret societies that sprang up in Great Britain during the 18th century.