I’m half-way through Morpurgo’s ‘War Horse’. How easily I was coaxed into taking the pov of a horse! At times I’ve been damp eyed. My dad drove similar artillery horses on the Somme – fortunately for both of us he was only wounded. I recall him saying to me: ‘A man should always see to his horse before himself’. I’ve never owned a horse but have tried to apply that caution to all animals.
The trailer for Spielberg’s film version looks magnificent – I’ll need to make a rare visit to the cinema.