Second Life Guards

Farrier Corporal of Horse, 1906

Farriers are responsible for shoeing the horses of the regiment. The axe they carry is a symbol of office that originally performed the function of putting wounded horses out of their misery. There is a leather frog on the pouchbelt to keep the axe in when on the march. He wears a dark blue tunic with red collar and cuffs, similar to that of the Royal Horse Guards, but the Life Guards farriers are distinguishable from the RHG farriers by their black helmet plume, the RHG farrier wears a red one. He has a white sheepskin on his saddle as he is 2nd Life Guards, the 1st have black.

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