Story: Horses

Rough Rider and horse

Rough Rider and horse

This heroic image was typical of the war art from the South African War. However, New Zealand horses did gain a high reputation as well-bred and hardy, and able to adapt to difficult conditions.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-256-002
Chromolithograph by G. Montbard

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Emma Meyer, 'Horses - War', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 October 2022)

Story by Emma Meyer, published 24 Nov 2008