Hallowhinny, part four

31 10 2006

Mustang pumpkin

Happy Halloween! Found at Blinkers Off.

And then there was one

31 10 2006


Carl, left, and Sparky

One of the last two pit ponies has died, aged 29. The Welsh pony, called Carl, retired from Ellington Colliery, in Northumberland, in 1994 and was being cared for by the National Coal Mining Museum, near Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

The museum said: “Carl will be sorely missed as he was loved by all who met him. That leaves only Sparky. He is 35 years old.” More than 70,000 horses worked in the mines 100 years ago but by 1994 there were fewer than 20. (Link)

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The Each-Uisge

31 10 2006


Illustration from Paranormal Animals of Europe via SixthWorld Wiki

The Each-Uisge is a supernatural horse believed to lurk near bodies of water in Scotland. More at I Gallop On and Mysterious Britain.

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