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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan. 28, 2000
    Columbia, Maryland

    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.
    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar. 6, 2007
    The Whinnery.


    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.
    "Dressage" is just a fancy word for flatwork

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr. 20, 2004


    Cool. Thank you for posting.
    \"You have two choices when a defining moment comes along - you can either define the moment, or let the moment define you.\" Tin Cup

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep. 24, 2001
    Lexington, Kentucky


    "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!
    "My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world." ~ Jack Layton

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May. 13, 2008
    Western MA


    That was really interesting! Thanks for posting it!
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb. 6, 2003
    Deep South


    The Beeb did a series of programmes following recruits that was shown on PBS. There was a lot more detail.
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