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British Cavalry Equipment - Crimea

Discussion in 'General Figure Talk' started by BESPJL, Sep 13, 2020.

  1. BESPJL Active Member

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hi,

    Can someone help me in finding images of the equipment used on a horse specially Officers Grenadier Guards in Crimea?

    Thank you.

    Cheers,
    Paulo
  2. peedee A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
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  3. valiant A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Paulo, based on what info I can find, for parade use, the shabraque would be dark blue, with gold lace edging and regimental cyphers. Leather equipment dark brown/black, although at this time, officers purchased much of their own uniform and equipment so difficult to be specific. There was also a huge amount of kit and horses lost at sea in the storm prior to the landings...(y)
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  4. arj A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I have a copy of the Dress Regulations 1857 (therefore a couple of years later).

    Dress Regs 1857.jpg

    The horse furniture is detailed as follows:

    1857 Horse Furniture.jpg

    Hope it's of some use.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  5. BESPJL Active Member

    Country:
    Portugal
    Thank you all for the help.
    It's most useful.

    Just one last question: can't understand if a leather 'strap' from the back of saddle to the tail (don't know the real name) is used or not. Any possibility of clarifying this?

    Cheers,
    Paulo
  6. nig-g Member

    Hi Paulo,
    the strap you mention running from the saddle to the tail is called a “crupper” and is used to stop the saddle and other tack from sliding forward.
    It seems from the source quoted above by Andrew that a crupper was used by the Grenadier Guards and was patent black.
    Hope this helps.
    Nigel
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  7. BESPJL Active Member

    Country:
    Portugal
    Thanks Nigel for the info.
  8. blaster Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
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  9. BESPJL Active Member

    Country:
    Portugal
    Thanks a lot Victor
  10. Richie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Paulo,
    This is a good little book, has a section around the Crimea period.
    cheers
    Richie


    British Cavalry Equipment.jpg
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  11. BESPJL Active Member

    Country:
    Portugal
    Thanks Richie.

    Cheers

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