HC Deb 16 February 1893 vol 8 c1573
MR. BROOKFIELD (Sussex, Rye)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether, in reckoning three men to every two horses in cavalry regiments serving at home, be can state the average proportion of trained horses ridden by recruits, and of young horses being trained by old soldiers?


The hon. Member will realise the extreme difficulty of fixing such proportions, which must to some extent depend upon individual opinions; but, broadly speaking, in a cavalry regiment serving at home about one trained horse in four is ridden by a recruit, and about one horse in 11 is a young horse in course of training.