Hero Horse No 21 – Mull 1996- 2020

In his time with Police Scotland, Mull was highly renowned for his confidence in crowds. This calm, yet confident, demeanour led to him being used at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014, where he provided crowd control services and was on hand to police any emergencies, should they have arisen. Over the course of […]

Patrick the Pony in the news

Our wonderful Shetland pony mascot, Patrick, has been getting himself on TV this week… The BBC cameras were there to record how his training is progressing as he works hard to become a therapy pony. The challenge was to ride on a bus without getting nervous or frightened and, as you can see, it was […]

Colin Thackery and the D-Day Juniors

War Horse Memorial Ambassador, Colin Thackery, has joined forces with Britain’s Got Talent favourites the D-Day Juniors, who featured in this year’s series of the popular talent show – and got unanimous support from the judges. The collaboration features on a Remembrance- themed single, ‘Salute My Hero’ released this week. Colin, who was Britain’s Got […]

Princess Royal and World Horse Welfare

War Horse Memorial had an armchair seat at this year’s virtual World Horse Welfare Conference which explored The horse-human partnership, asking what’s in it for the horses? Guest speaker was the charity’s President, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, who in her closing address spoke of growing up with horses and the changing relationship between […]

Why remembering matters

The Animals In War Memorial, in London’s Hyde Park is a powerful and moving tribute to all the animals that served, suffered and died alongside the British, Commonwealth and Allied forces in the wars and conflicts of the 20th century. These armies enlisted many millions of animals to serve and often die alongside the soldiers. […]

Reflecting on Animals in War

We asked for your photos of how you have been remembering the service and sacrifice of animals in war and you haven’t disappointed … these images come from our wonderful supporters in Hampshire, Surrey, London, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, the Cotswolds and Windsor. It seems that all across the country kind-hearted folk have wanted to reflect […]

Let’s not forget the Animals

From all corners of the country… from Aberdeen to Torbay, from Tarporley to Canterbury – and towns and villages in between – you have been showing your respect for animals in war and support for animals in need by wearing your purple poppies, and by decorating school halls, church memorials and shop windows. Despite these […]

Our Ambassador Colin at the Cenotaph

War Horse Memorial’s very special Ambassador Colin Thackery has been to the Cenotaph in London ahead of Remembrance Sunday to lay a very distinctive poppy on the steps of the nation’s war memorial… Colin (90) and a Chelsea Pensioner became a national treasure when he performed on Britain’s Got Talent last year and won himself […]

War Dog Baldrick remembered

Ex- serviceman Allan del-llano, who lives in Beverley in East Yorkshire wanted to share this photo of him with his team mates and a dog called Baldrick, a tiny terrier with a big heart, who he remembers with the fondest of memories. He tells us; “When I served with 321 EOD Bomb Disposal Squadron in […]

Rupert: Helping Ricky to heal after loss of Reiver

Meet Rupert a gentle giant of a horse who is helping Ricky Fenwick get over the brutal loss of his best friend in June… Rarely does a story touch so many lives on social media as the story of Reiver, a dark bay 16-hand mare and Ricky, an Army veteran… theirs was a story of […]

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