Why Peaky Blinders should be on every rider’s watchlist

12 reasons why Peaky Blinders should be on every rider’s watchlist

1. It opens with top dog horse-loving gangster Tommy Shelby bareback riding through the streets of Birmingham. Hooked already.

2. There’s some lovely police horses – they are taking part in an early morning raid, which is slightly crucial to the plot, but plot aside, the police horses are definitely the highlight of that episode.

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3. Mr Shelby decides to overrule his aunt and buy a racehorse. Good decision

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4. Tattersalls, Epsom, Cheltenham — it’s like racing bingo.

5. May Charlton is not going to let being a woman stand in the way of holding a trainers’ licence #girlpower.

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6. You’ll be diving for your Pony Club Manual of Horsemanship *spoiler: we can’t find anything about goldfish eating worm eggs in there either*.

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7. Grooms are celebrated. The lovely Curly has a horse-like sense to know when danger is around the corner and loves the horses more than any of the humans.

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8. It doubles as a history lesson in illegal betting — off-track betting shops were only legalised in 1960.

9. Mr Shelby diverts a family day out into a horse viewing. We can relate.

10. Tweed. Tweed everywhere.

11. Horses are a cause for bonding, especially when you find yourself in an awkward situation in an illegal gambling den.

12. Wooden horse as a Christmas present? Sigh. “I got Charlie a real horse, Lizzie. Not a toy.” Well said, Mr Shelby.

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