It is fairly well known that approximately 800,000 British soldiers died in The First World War. What is perhaps less appreciated is that of the one million horses that served with the British and Commonwealth forces, fewer than 60,000 were returned to Britain at the end of the war. The role played by these horses also differed markedly from previous Continue Reading →
Even more had been raised at the Asda bag pack on 4th December 2016. A staggering £812 to be exact! A huge thank you to everyone who contributed and Asda for helping support the Free Spirit Memorial charity. Merry Christmas.
Announcement that song will be released soon supported with endorsements relating to the song. “Since the beginning I have been with the Free Spirit Memorial project and have seen the dedication and commitment of everyone involved. It has brought together a community of individuals, enabling people from all backgrounds to share their passion, love and beauty the horse represents. I Continue Reading →
In issue 19 of the Forces Wars Records Magazine, Free Spirit Memorial is proud to be published on pages 32-33. Thank you ever so much for all your support and we hope you enjoy reading through this amazing magazine and our fabulous publication. Please click the play button on the image below and then select “Click to Read” to enlarge Continue Reading →
Free Spirit sculptress Georgie Welch has been commissioned and will commence work on the life sized statue in January 2017. “When the Free Spirit Commissioners contacted me with a brief for this amazing project it was clear that they wanted the horse to be celebrated for all the efforts they bestow not only during the terrible years of war but Continue Reading →
A fantastic article on the BBC News website under Science and Environment, scientists suggest horses can actually communicate with us. Time to become a horse whisperer. What would your horse say and what would you say back? “Horses can communicate with us” – BBC News, 2016. Helen Briggs