HC Deb 27 March 1911 vol 23 c1093W

asked the Secretary of State for War how many of the 2,617 registered horses for the reserve of the cavalry division have received a cavalry training; where are the 537 other horses required to complete establishment to come from; are these now marked down, and are they trained for cavalry purposes?


I am afraid that the Noble Lord has misunderstood the replies given to the questions which he put on this subject on Monday last, one of which referred solely to riding horses, while the other referred to all horses, and that his corresponding deductions are incorrect. The 2,617 registered horses are fit for the cavalry ranks, but are not trained. I may, however, add, for his information, that it is not the practice on mobilisation only to use horses between the ages of six and fourteen.