British wildlife recordings

Equus caballus : Domestic Horse - Equidae

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    W1CDR0001430 BD11

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  • Recording locations

    Mardon Down, Devon: OS Grid Reference(277500,87500)

  • Recordist

    Shove, Lawrence

  • Species

    Horse, Equus caballus

  • Description

    This is a recording of the pleasant ‘clopping’ of horses’ hooves recorded on Mardon Down in Dartmoor. Celebrated for their strength, beauty and intelligence, there is no doubt that the horse has played a vital role in the civilisation of human kind. Today horses are still an integral part of British life and in the past have played a crucial role in agriculture and warfare, however their role has changed significantly during the last century and they are now used mainly for recreational purposes.

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