Skinner's Horse at Exercise, 1840 (c)

John Reynolds Gwatkin

Skinner's Horse at Exercise, 1840 (c)
3 4 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

Skinner's Horse at Exercise, 1840 (c).

Oil on canvas by John Reynolds Gwatkin (1807-1877), 1840 (c).

Men of the 1st Bengal Irregular Cavalry (Skinner's Horse) or 4th Bengal Irregular Cavalry (Baddley's Horse) display mounted combat skills, including tent-pegging.

Skinner's Horse was the first regiment to combine oriental horsemanship with western cavalry drill. It was trained according to a manual of English cavalry manoeuvres, translated into Persian, with Colonel Skinner's own additions on musketry drill.

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NAM. 1968-12-32-1

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