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Drum horse of the 1st (King's) Dragoon Guards, 1912 (c)

Photograph, India, 1912 (c).

A cavalry drum horse had to be over 16 hands high, strong and fit. They were the biggest horses in the Army and carried two kettledrums, one on either side of their backs.

In 1912 the 1st King's Dragoon Guards were stationed at Ambala in India. They remained there until the following year when the regiment moved to Lucknow cantonment.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1978-08-32-1


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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