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An Endangered Species: The British Army Drum Horse

Centuries ago, when cavalry units headed into battle to the sound of drums, the musical instruments were carried by the tallest, most...

Centuries ago, when cavalry units headed into battle to the sound of drums, the musical instruments were carried by the tallest, most imposing horse available. 
 
Now only four Drum Horses remain in the British Army, who are used for ceremonial occassions. 
 
Forces TV's Ali Gibson went to meet Talavera, the regimental mascot of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards.