CE097 The Blues & Royals Drum horse ‘HORATIUS’



Each of the Household Cavalry Regiments, The Life Guards and The Blues & Royals have a pair of Drum Horses who combine the size and stature of the ‘Shire’ and ‘Clydesdale’ breeds and are specially trained over many months to accompany the combined mounted band of the HCMR.
One of the long-standing traditions of these beautiful animals is that they are given classical names from ancient history such as ‘HECTOR’, ‘SPARTACUS’ and ‘MERCURY’… This all-new Blues & Royals Drum Horse is no exception and has been christened ‘HORATIUS’.
Striding powerfully forward the drummer / handler strikes out a steady beat on the Regimental Kettle Drums.