HC Deb 18 March 1903 vol 119 c1096

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he will cause the horses of Regular troops at home to be classified so that no horse is reckoned effective until five years old, fully trained, and practically sound for active service; and whether he will distinguish in Army Estimates between remount and effective horses, according to the Returns of the previous 1st January.


Under present classification no troop horse is considered fit for active service until it is six years old and fully trained. As regards the figures in the Estimates, I do not think any good purpose would be served by the additional tables involved.

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