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Wednesday, 03 August 2011
Nodding Horse of Oxted

I spotted this horse at Oxted Mill in Spring Lane this afternoon on a cycle ride around Oxted.  It looks like there was something wrong: the horse was nodding its head in an “obsessive” way, and was holding its back left foot in a strange way.

Bonus link: The Oxted Railway Intellectuals (includes description of circular walk).  I like the way the “highlight” of the area is described as follows:

The big draw in the area is undoubtedly Winston Churchill’s home at Chartwell, to the south of Westerham. This country house, set in delightful gardens, is strongly evocative of the wartime leader and contains many mementos of his illustrious career. Owned by the National Trust there is the usual tea room and gift shop as well as excellent facilities for children.

Posted by bigblue on 03/08/2011 at 09:15 PM
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Update: I have been checking on the horse regularly and it seems much improved (less nodding activity). I also reported the horse to the RSPCA and they sent someone who says that the horse is fine, and that horses often rest their hind legs when standing.

Posted by bigblue  on  16/08/2011  at  04:48 PM

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