Sefton, heroic British military horse who survived a 1982 IRA bomb, immortalized in bronze - Telegraph | The Jurga Report: Horse Health, Welfare, and Care | Scoop.it

Sefton, the Household Cavalry horse who survived the IRA bombing in London's Hyde Park, will be commemorated with a sculpture to be unveiled next year at the Royal Veterinary College.


@FranJurga writes: This article details the work that has gone into trying to create a suitable memorial for one of the great animal heroes of the late 20th century.


Four men and seven horses were killed and more than 50 people were injured in the two-pronged attack. Sefton received 38 different injuries and was only given a 50% chance of survival. Surgeons removed 28 pieces of shrapnel from his body during an eight-hour surgery.


The Royal Veterinary College's equine hospital was dedicated in 2010, and named for Sefton.


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