World War 1 War Horse. This is the Great Grandfather of a friend of mine who served as a farrier during the war. You can see by this horse’s stance and head carriage that he was a carriage horse and not a riding horse. He looks like a Cleveland Bay! Wonder what happened to him
A troop of cavalry in single file crossing a fairly makeshift wooden bridge. The ruins of the iron and stonework of the original bridge can be seen in the water. Bridges were commonly destroyed in order to delay opposing troops. The Royal Engineers were responsible for providing temporary bridges as fast as possible. The cavalry are riding with their full kit. Their rifles are hung on the right side of the horses, ready for action. Much of the rest of their kit is carried behind the saddle…
"Hello. I am Graham and this is my horse Mary. We both served our time in the war. We now live in the country with my child,Taylor. H3r mother died when she was very young so it's just me her and Mary."
Andrew Veenstra as the principal character Albert mounts his puppet horse Joey for the first time in "War Horse" now playing at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco Thursday August 2, 2012. Photo: Lance Iversen, The Chronicle / SF