Saturday, March 21, 2009

Horse Memorial

The Horse Memorial is on of only a few monuments in the world specially dedicated to horses. Unveiled in 1905, the monument commemorates the horses that suffered and died during the Anglo-boer War (1899-1902). It consists of life-sized bronze figures of a horse about to quench its thirst from a bucket held by a kneeling soldier and stands on the corner of Russell Road and Rink Street.


  1. How wonderful. Great composition, and it is great to know that the horses were recognized for the important role they played.

  2. As a kid growing up in PE I always thought it was pretty boring to have a memorial to horses - but these days I am so proud that my hometown is host to such an unusual tribute, particularly as it is such a touching tableau.