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Novel war horse tribute revealed

A tribute to the war horses of World War One has been unveiled by horse lover Sue De’Ath at her Berkshire home.

Local tree surgeon Greg Bint has carved a horses’ head into the trunk of an oak tree.

The tree was hit by lightning in the February storms and part of it fell over on the road. Mrs de’Ath decided to turn it into art.

The head is inspired by Nic Fiddian-Green’s horse at water sculpture, which Mrs de’Ath has always admired.

Before wielding his chainsaw, Mr Bint studied the line drawings of Nic Fiddian-Green’s sculpture found in a book.

His version took two days to complete and is now next to the gates by the front drive. It was unveiled last week (Monday 4 August)

“We are so happy with the result and it coincides with the 100 year commemoration of the First World War so we have made it our tribute to war horses. The eyes are so sad but proud and stoic,” said Mrs De’Ath.

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