If you ever go to Scotland and are driving from Edinburgh to Stirling or vice versa on the M9 and halfway at Falkirk you will see two 30 metre tall sculptures of two horses heads. The biggest horse sculptures in the world, these are The Kelpies.
What are Kelpies you will ask; well they are shape changing aquatic spirit. It is a supernatural water horse that was said to haunt Scotland s lochs and rivers. The kelpie would appear to victims as a lost grey or white pony, its main feature to tell that it was a kelpie was its dripping mane. It would enchant people to ride on its back and then take them down to a watery grave.
But there is some good news: a kelpie has a weak spot – its bridle. Anyone who can get hold of a kelpie’s bridle will have command over it and any other kelpie. A captive kelpie is said to have the strength of at least 10 horses and the stamina of many more, and is highly prized. It is rumoured that the MacGregor clan have a kelpies bridle, passed down through the generations and said to have come from an ancestor who took it from a kelpie near Loch Slochd.