Royal Mail Special Stamp issue Salutes Working Horses

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Post Office Riding for the Disabled Assoc Stamp· The six-stamp set salutes the contribution horses still make to working life in the UK
· Horses from the Riding for the Disabled Association, The King’s Troop Ceremonial Horses, Dray Horses, Royal Mews Carriage Horses, Police Horses and a Forestry Horse all feature in the Special Stamp set
· The Special Stamps are available from 4th February online at www.royalmail.com/workinghorses, by phone on 08457 641 641 and in 10,000 Post Offices throughout the UK

Royal Mail today launches a set of Special Stamps that salute the contribution horses still make to working life in the UK.

Entitled, ‘Working Horses’, this six-stamp set celebrates horses from the Riding for the Disabled Association, The King’s Troop Ceremonial Horses, Dray Horses, Royal Mews Carriage Horses, Police Horses and a Forestry Horse.
 Post Office The Kings Troop Ceremonial Horses Stamp     Post Office Dray Horses Stamp
The bond between horses and humans has flourished over many centuries. Indeed, for more than 6000 years the working horse has been making a significant contribution to life and labour in human culture.

Today there are just under 1 million horses in the UK and 1.6 million people ride at least once a month.

The Riding for the Disabled Association organises horse events including riding and carriage driving so that 30,000 people with disabilities can enjoy the activities each year.

In environmentally sensitive habitats horses are used to remove felled trees with minimum ecological impact.

Andrew Hammond, Royal Mail Stamps, said: “Throughout human history, the horse has often been at the centre of events. Today the horse still contributes greatly to society, from practical and recreational uses to the leading ceremonies of state. Royal Mail is delighted to mark the contribution working horses make to British life.”

The stamps are available from 4th February online at www.royalmail.com/workinghorses, by phone on 08457 641 641 and in 10,000 Post Offices throughout the UK.

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