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FierceKitty
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« on: 20 April 2017, 12:52:43 PM »

A delightful discovery today: native Indian cavalryman in Her Majesty's service lent his horse, a fine white animal, to a cousin to ride to his wedding. This was all legit and above board, since the troopers owned their mounts, but the colonel was less than impressed when the animal was returned, having been festively decorated in red, yellow, and green polka dots. The paint used was apparently extremely resistant to soap and water.

Anyone got a suitable regiment to include such a figure in?
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« Reply #1 on: 20 April 2017, 01:07:31 PM »

Various indeginous tribes of the Great Plains. Cheyenne, Arapaho and Pawnee immediately come to mind.
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« Reply #2 on: 20 April 2017, 04:33:30 PM »

Looks like you'll have to correct that! Give that Cheyenne a big hand - in red or yellow.
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« Reply #3 on: 20 April 2017, 04:56:13 PM »

Looks like you'll have to correct that! Give that Cheyenne a big hand - in red or yellow.
Big hand - nice one!  Horses go down - they get grass-stained.
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Down south of the border....


« Reply #4 on: 21 April 2017, 12:07:49 AM »

Note that by Indian, I am referring to the nation of Taj Mahals, sitars, cardamoms, and poems in Urdu about the bulbul in the rose garden.
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« Reply #5 on: 21 April 2017, 12:26:14 AM »

OK - I had to look up a bulbul:


But what it is doing in a rose garden eludes me.

It too, does have a big hand.
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« Reply #6 on: 21 April 2017, 12:26:50 AM »

Note that by Indian, I am referring to the nation of Taj Mahals, sitars, cardamoms, and poems in Urdu about the bulbul in the rose garden.

I knew that.

I was just waiting to see how long before anyone else twigged.
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« Reply #7 on: 21 April 2017, 07:31:22 AM »

Surely, the regiment would have to be either the Blues or the Cherry Bums?
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« Reply #8 on: 21 April 2017, 12:49:44 PM »

Various indiginous tribes of the Great Plains. Cheyenne, Arapaho and Pawnee immediately come to mind.
Note that by Indian, I am referring to the nation of Taj Mahals, sitars, cardamoms, and poems in Urdu about the bulbul in the rose garden.

Pity about that because you could have played My Little Pony Wars.   Cowboy

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« Reply #9 on: 21 April 2017, 02:01:34 PM »

As unbelievable as it may sound, the first answer I gave was an attempt to be serious (granted it went south from there).

The question is then, "What Unit on the British establishment during the period of the Raj would you likely find such a horse?"

A much tougher nut to crack. Prehapes a cavalry regiment in early WW1 experimenting with dazzle camouflage?

@Westie - groan!!!

@fsn - You caused me to think of "Flashman at the Charge" producing a smile with my morning coffee.
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