A rare black and white photograph of the great stallion Nearco being led out of his specially built underground bomb shelter at the Beech House Stud during the Second World War. Photo was taken by the famous equestrian photographer Anscomb.
The horse in the last photo has been identified as Ruffian all over Pinterest. He's not her. His name is Ruffian Reef, an Irish-bred Thoroughbred stallion standing at stud in Finland. As you can see, the real Ruffian was darker in color. She had a small white star on her forehead and a small band of white around her left hind foot. While Ruffian Reef is a beautiful horse, he's not female, and he's not Ruffian. Do you pinners even know what that filly looked like? I don't think you do.