CROWDS lined the excessive road in Yarm this weekend to see horses thundering by way of the city as a part of the centuries-old ‘Using the Truthful’ custom.
Dozens of horses had been ridden bareback alongside the excessive road to have a good time the three-day honest which has its roots within the thirteenth century.
The centuries-old custom – also referred to as the flashing of the horses – entails racing and trotting horses up and down the primary road and dates again to the time when the 813-year-old Yarm Truthful was a livestock buying and selling occasion.
In recent times the way forward for the custom has been questioned over well being and security fears nevertheless it continued at tempo on Saturday afternoon, the ultimate day of Yarm Truthful.
Plans to contain a steam locomotive on this 12 months’s flashing had been withdrawn on the eleventh hour over security fears.
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