Drum-Horse, Near Side 1895

The side view of the grey drum horse acquired by the 20th Hussars after they arrived in Mhow, India in late 1895, shows the details of the bridle with its horsehair throat plume. It is generally assumed that the colour of the plume was yellow at this stage, in line with the colour of the officer's throat plumes. The saddle is covered with a leapoard-skin edged with crimson. The lance-corporal drummer has a white helmet which was worn instead of the fur busby, as a concession to the hot climate. His white pouch-belt has a white pouch on the back with a special band pouch badge, similar to the cap badge but without the o in the middle.

Regimental Details | Musicians and Trumpeters


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