Stamps salute working horses

Stamps salute working horses

IMAGE:  ROYAL MAIL

The Royal Mail are saluting the huge contribution that Working Horses make to British life by featuring them in six glorious Special Stamps. The stamps show these magnificent creatures at work and provides a wealth of insights into the historic and contemporary lives of Britain’s Working Horses.

Entitled Working Horses, the six-stamp set celebrates horses from the Riding for the Disabled Association, The King’s Troop Ceremonial Horses, Dray Horses, Royal Mews Carriage Horses, Police Horses and a Forestry Horse.

Andrew Hammond, Royal Mail Stamps, said: “Throughout human history, the horse has often been at the centre of events. Today the horse still contributes greatly to society, from practical and recreational uses to the leading ceremonies of state. Royal Mail is delighted to mark the contribution working horses make to British life.”