The Buchan horsemen and their secret society

Even today in the rural parts of Buchan oblique references can be found to the Horseman's Word, a magic word that gave power over the draught horses that supplied most of the power for agriculture in the two centuries from about 1750–1950. Conscious that their knowledge and lore was being lost with the death of the remaining men who remembered the era of the horse, some of the last generation of horsemen from Buchan and elsewhere have broken their oath of secrecy and revealed some of the rituals and the secrets of the Society of the Horseman's Word.

(Revision date: Tuesday 10th April 2012)