Posts tagged ‘England’

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Gypsy Horses in Danger

Frightening car and horse collisions in York, England, have set motorists against the horse-loving gypsies.

Drivers are afraid of dying. Who can blame them? They also don’t want horses killed, right? Well, no, according to the comments section of The Press.Several people seem to think the appropriate reaction is to send them to the slaughter house.

The uproar has the councillors of York challenging the long-standing gypsy tradition of grazing their horses while tethered along the roadsides. Citizens are on edge because of reports of loose horses running rampant.

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The Wondrous Beauty of Driftwood Horses

Exploring Heather Jansch’s website is a journey of creative discovery and immense beauty.

Imacon Color Scanner“Possibly the most instinctive act of my life was to fall in love with a horse. Not just any horse, but a horse made of driftwood by the wonderful Heather Jansch. It was at exhibition at Eden and the time came for it to go home. I simply couldn’t bear it. I bought it and have been fighting off would be purchasers ever since. Heather is a genius with an eye for nature that in another generation would have seen her burnt as a witch – now she is rightly considered one of our country’s finest artists. If you were to ask the visitors to Eden “what is your favourite work here? It would be the horse and we gave the entrance to our kingdom to this horse. Richard 111 see it and weep.” ~ Tim Smit KBE, founder of The Eden Project

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