Mounted Sergeant 1910

The polished appearance and turnout of this sergeant is of a high order. The brown leather ammunition belt is a smarter type than the canvas Mills belt shown in the earlier pictures. The Ibbetson illustration suggests that the belt was not worn for ceremonial occasions so that this photo must demonstrate parade order.

Detail of Bridle

This enlargement shows how the curb bit is attached to a strap that goes over the horse's head and kept in place with the browband. It could be taken off to allow the horse to drink. The bit has brass bit-bosses of regimental design. A similar badge is worn on the martingale. The white halter rope goes around the horse's neck and was an item that needed cleaning with pipeclay or blanco.

Regimental details | Uniforms


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