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Who is the mystery horse plaiter of Nottinghamshire?

by | 24th, July 2012

WHO is plaiting horses’ hair in Blidworth, Nottinghamshire?
Dennis Stocks is a local man with a view:
“I’ve not seen anything on our horses in the last couple of months, but I’ve seen it in the past. We’ve had all sorts of theories about it. We’ve got a couple of horses with really long manes that have ended up with a part that is plaited and sometimes there will be grass woven in to it. It’s got to be man-made.”
This is Nottinghamshire adds:
Mr Stocks said mysterious plaits had appeared in the mane of one of his 11-year-old horses for years. He said: “It’s very weird. I was told it was a ritual and perhaps gypsies or Pagans were doing it.”
Plaits appearing in pony belonging to 11-year-old girl…?! This is one for the police, who have issued a statement:
“Although there is no evidence to confirm that ponies are marked before being stolen, all horse owners are urged to be vigilant and report anything suspicious to the police.”
Mr Stocks has a thought that the police will surely be keen to investigate:
“It’s very weird. I was told it was a ritual and perhaps gypsies or Pagans were doing it.”
Round up the usual suspects…



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