The horse , always at the side of man, has really made history … transport, agriculture and wars … in this heart-warming photo from 1918, 650 soldiers, who survived the First World War, line up to pay homage to their four-legged companions who died during the battle. Over 8 million horses, mules and donkeys died during the war. We also have to remember the dogs, oxen and pigs, the number of animals that died during that terrible conflict reaches 100,000, excluding the 200,000 pigeons and doves. Everyone lived in hardship between mud and bombs, sharing the front with 60 million soldiers from all over Europe. But what exactly did the mules do in war? Actually they were fundamental in the mountains, along with oxen and dogs they were used for the transport of cannon parts, ammunition, supplies and water. Discover now all our trips, tours, holidays and horse trekking. The carrier pigeons, on the other hand, were used to send messages to the troops and, along with the dogs, they were used against their will as “meat for slaughter” to detect the presence of toxic gases. Finally, dogs were used to find the wounded and had a very important psychological role for the soldiers inside and outside the trench throughout the war.
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Few people know about the existence of this incredible breed of horse, the Lavradeiro , which lives in the province of Roraima , in the north of Brazil, near the border with Venezuela. This equine, descendant of the Andalusian and the Gerrano, was brought by the Portuguese during the colonial period and is part of […]
We all now know the therapeutic abilities of pet therapy… but in this story the protagonist is not a dog or a cat… but a horse !! Hassen Bouchakour and Peyo had met years earlier. The first was an artist who performed as a dancer, gymnast and falconer. One day he decided to enrich his […]