Wildest of horses
Ode to the war horses. As if they wouldn't rather be somewhere else in times forlorn. But anyway, the biggest horse in England.
Lying just below an Iron Age hill fort is the oldest of several white horses carved in Wiltshire. It is often claimed to commemorate King Alfred's victory at the Battle of Eðandun in 878.
It is a sight in Devon, one horse of many more (7) in the surrounding neighborhoods.
These horses are 'built' from the white chalk that forms the hills. In ages long past the grass and humus was cut away to show the white profile you see now.
The horse is one of two extant subspecies of ''Equus ferus''. It is an odd-toed ungulate mammal belonging to the taxonomic family Equidae. The horse has evolved over the past 45 to 55 million years from a small multi-toed creature into the large, single-toed animal of today. Humans began to domesticate horses around 4000 BC, and their domestication is believed to have been widespread by 3000 BC.