Working Horses to Feature on British Stamps

Theresa McCaffrey

The Royal Mail will be showcasing the best of British through 2014 with a range of new stamps for each month.

In February the stamps will feature working horses, including dray horses, ceremonial horses, police horses, a forestry horse and also celebrates horses for therapy by featuring Riding for the disabled.



It is estimated that 88,000 horses in the UK are owned by professionals, according to a 2011 BETA study.

Andrew Hammond, of Royal Mail Stamps, said "The subjects in the 2014 programme have contributed immeasurably to British culture and its uniqueness and tradition,".

Other sets in 2014 will feature: Locomotives, Great British Film, Sustainable Fish and Seaside Architecture.