Pupils at Denver Primary School enjoying the visit of Trigger the Poppy Horse on Remembrance Day. Trigger is pictured with owner Rachel Cordle. Pictures: Ian Burt

Pupils at Denver Primary School welcomed a special visitor on Remembrance Day when a horse wearing a blanket covered in poppies came to meet them.

The horse, called Trigger, was escorted by owner Rachel Cordle from Bexwell-based Chantry Livery Services.

The visit was arranged to support the school’s learning about Remembrance Day and raise awareness of how eight million horses, donkeys and mules were killed during the First World War.

The visit was organised by Bexwell Church and Mark Thomas, whose wife’s great-grandfather was a driver in charge of a team of horses during the war.