Retirement field / by Stu J Beesley

The Home of Rest for Horses, The Chiltern Hills

The Chilterns are home for hundreds of retired working horses, many of which have served in the police, the army and various charity sectors. The Home of Rest for Horses was set-up in 1886 and spent many years in Cricklewood just 4miles from central London. Unfortunately, the 20acres of pasture land eventually succumbed to unstoppable urban sprawl, despite a majority of the four-legged residents coming from the middle of the metropolis. In 1934, the home was forced to relocate out into the Chiltern Hills. They may have complained at the time but I think they got a pretty good deal.