“One of God’s Greatest Creatures”, “Faithful Servant and Friend to Man” this monument states on this Selwyn District Council Year 2000 project situated on Yaldhurst Road.
It is true, the first horses (three) were brought to the Canterbury Plains at Putaringamotu (Riccarton) by the Deans Brothers in 1843. Clearing the land for the future sowing of crops would have been impossible without horses. Horses had been working the land on Banks Peninsula since the late 1830’s.
*photo taken by Annette Bulovic*