The Dark History of Riderless Horses at Funerals

Photo by Max Burchill on Unsplash

The Queen is dead. If you watched her body being moved to Westminster to lie in state, you will have noted the riderless horse ahead of the procession.

During the procession to Windsor, at one point a forlorn looking Fell pony, fully tacked but bearing only one of the Queen’s headscarves was watching the procession. Looking for all the world like she knew.

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