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How Queen Elizabeth II Saved an Entire Horse Breed From Extinction

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Horses have continually been special to Britain’s royalty, particularly Queen Elizabeth II. However, one horse breed arguably owes a lot to The Queen more than others since she managed to save it from going extinct right before it was almost too late.

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The Cleveland Bay is one breed of horse who has given a lot back to the human race. Originally bred from pack horses within the seventeenth century in England, they performed farm work, force coaches, and even helped troopers with things like propulsion artillery throughout the primary war. Unfortunately, after the war, their popularity started going down. By the 1960s, there were only 4 stallions left in the country.

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