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    Default Training to Be in the Queen's Household Cavalry

    Here's what you go through to be in the Queen's Life Guards Household Cavalry.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgClxZ-cMyI
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    Now why was I expecting them to be riding Shetland ponies.

    I didn’t know most of the recruits couldn’t ride beforehand. Can you imagine the sore muscles and then having to don the heavy gear. I don’t think the one guy was trying to keep his boots clean. I think they were KILLING him.
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    Cool. Thank you for posting.
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    "When horses are around, things can often go wrong." (or something like that.

    Truer words have never been spoken!

    The jumping fall was ugly and he sure walked away like there was either a dislocated shoulder or a broken collar bone. Ouch!

    Thanks for sharing. Very interesting video!
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    That was really interesting! Thanks for posting it!
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    The Beeb did a series of programmes following recruits that was shown on PBS. There was a lot more detail. http://www.downarchive.com/movies/do...-complete.html
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