British wildlife recordings
Equus caballus : Domestic Horse - Equidae
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Mardon Down, Devon: OS Grid Reference(277500,87500)
Horse, Equus caballus
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.