Former professional jockey Brough Scott is giving a talk on Warrior, the famous war horse, tomorrow evening to raise funds for World Horse Welfare.
Brough Scott is the grandson of General Jack Seely – a friend of Winston Churchill and writer of the book ‘My Horse Warrior’.
The book, which was originally written in 1934, tells the story of Warrior the horse who went to battle with Jack Seely in 1914. Some eight million horses and mules were killed in the war, but Warrior survived and returned home to the Isle of Wight with Jack in 1918.
Warrior lived on until the grand old age of 33. When he died, his obituary in the Evening Standard described him as the ‘horse the Germans couldn’t kill’.
Tickets for the event can be purchased by calling 01556 504506 or by visiting www.thefullarton.co.uk/events.
‘Warrior: The Real War Horse’ is on tomorrow (6th October) at 6.30pm in The Fullarton Theatre, Castle Douglas.