Nurtured, cared for and shown with pride -
These famous herds reside worldwide.
But when the sun sets in the west,
To see them then is surely best.
For by cool waters, there beside
They gather at the riverside.
They toss their heads and give a shrug
Drink waters from the Wye and Lugg.
They glance at people walking by,
Watching through their soft brown eyes.
They lower their heads and drink again
Refreshing water given as rain.
These beasts have stood the test of time,
Their red and white coats quite sublime.
They’ve not yet learned that man’s a cheat
Who rears them only for their meat.
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