It's an iconic landmark that has been part of the Wiltshire countryside for decades - but is a revamp overdue?

One of regular readers seems to think so.

Aron Taylor, of Westbury Leigh, wrote to us earlier this week with an idea for a radical change to the White Horse chalk hill carving near Westbury.

The suggestion, which may be tongue-in-cheek, proposes making the centuries-old landmark rainbow-coloured to modernise it a little.

English Heritage is currently working on a major restoration of the White Horse which has involved spraying the monument with pressure washers, cleaning away the weeds, and repainting the horse white.

Aron wrote: "I am dismayed that Westbury Town Council and English Heritage have once again proven they are not moving with the times.

"The Westbury White Horse being painted white is not with the times, it's old fashioned and highly offensive.

"By painting it white, it’s been made racist to black people and sexist to the LGBTQ+ community - I find it highly offensive!

"Being from the LGBTQ+ community myself, I think - moving with the times - it should have been painted in rainbow colours including a stripe of white and black, thus showing we are all-inclusive - we are one.

"If it’s being done elsewhere, then there was no reason why it couldn’t have been updated in the same way here for the white horse, but the town council and English Heritage have chosen that they’ll not move with the times.

"It should be the Westbury Rainbow Horse or the Westbury We’re all one horse. Not a racist and sexist White Horse."

There are eight white horses carved into the rural hills of Wiltshire. Westbury's dates back to the late 1600s.

Amateur historian James Archard from Dilton Marsh has been following the progress of the restoration work.

The 64-year-old said: “This work I believe is enhancing the iconic landmark and although the work by the steeplejacks is difficult, I think everyone appreciates what is being done.

“The history is being not only maintained but enhanced with these actions and this big clean-up has sparked a renewed interest in the landmark by everyone which is a good thing.

“This is a major part of the areas historic heritage that we all enjoy and an iconic landmark for visitors and locals in an area that provides so much for activities and memories.”