Meat-eating horses, such as the one ridden by the German Antarctic explorer, Alfred Kling, were used by the Kaisers expedition to the South Pole. courtesy CuChullaine O'Reilly, SOURCE
Snippets, the meat-eating horse who Captain Scott led on his journey across Antarctica. courtesy CuChullaine O'Reilly, SOURCE
CuChullaine O'Reilly, the Founder of the Long Riders' Guild, has spent more than 30 years studying equestrian travel techniques on every continent. After having made lengthy trips by horseback across Pakistan, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Explorers' Club. 'Deadly Equines' is the first title in a new series of equestrian investigative works undertaken by the author. courtesy CuChullaine OReilly FRGS The Long Riders' Guild, SOURCE
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(Special/LRG contribution) In part one of 'South Pole Ponies - The Forgotten Story of Antarcticas Meat-Eating Horses' posted yesterday we met Frederick George Jackson's favorite mare, Brownie, who ate polar bear meat and Socks who en route to the South Pole became the first known horse to consume meat together with a human, Shackleton, demonstrating that both species are omnivores. In this final part CuChullaine O'Reilly shares another piece of little known polar history. "In stark contrast to modern dogma," O'Reilly...