1 Tahrcountry Musings: The Horse is a Dog says a Vet

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Horse is a Dog says a Vet

What have we got here? A conundrum?  A wee bit. Read on

The Uffington White Horse is very famous. It is an ancient carving in the Oxfordshire hillside dating back 3,000 years to the Bronze Age. The figure is not anatomically correct, says retired vet, Olaf Swarbrick. He believes that the figure looks more like a hunting hound at full stretch. According to him anatomically it's not a horse at all.

National Trust has rejected Mr Swarbrick's ideas. They say it's a stylized horse and there is no doubt about it being a horse.  The observations of Olaf Swarbrick have kicked up a row and it is talking point in scientific circles now.

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