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Wearable Art Poppy Tribute to Horses in WWI

24 October 2018 - 12:10pm -- Wendy Joy Baker

It is important to remember the horses that were sent, from NZ, overseas in WWI.

As a tribute I handpainted poppies on a dress, and the words 'Honour' and 'Respect', and also on a horse riding helmet (see photos).

(NB: the photos of horses are of our family race horses - to show our connection to horses)

I was interviewed at a local race meeting in October about Armistice Day.

There is also a photo of a RSA memorial for horses.

Website FYI: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/war/nz-first-world-war-horses

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