National Shire Horse Show moves to Newark Showground

Shire horse pulling cart at National Shire Horse Show

National Shire Horse Show moves to Newark Showground The world’s largest gathering of Shire horses, the National Shire Horse Show, is set to take place in Nottinghamshire in 2022 at Newark Showground. It will be the first time that the show – which has been running almost continuously every year for more than 140 years – has been staged in Nottinghamshire. In common with so many events, the 2020 and 2021 National Shire Horse Shows were cancelled due to COVID-19. But the Shire Horse Society, which runs the event, is hoping it will…

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The horse-human bond: Are we getting it right?

The horse-human bond: Are we getting it right? Written by Helen Whitelegg, Research and Policy Manager Redwings Horse Sanctuary. Horses’ ability to co-operate with humans gives them a unique place in our lives and affections. But what insight do we have into what they think about us? And how can we build a positive bond with an animal whose mind and body are so different from our own? Horses and humans are both highly social animals. They tend to live in groups, establish and maintain close relationships, and communicate using…

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