A Matched Pair

This week’s photo challenge from Word press is A Good Match. I think this well matched pair fills the requirement for a “good match”.

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This photo was taken at the Changing of the Horse Guards . This takes place each day as the guards who have been on duty since the previous day are relieved. The riders are members of the Queen’s Household Cavalry; on the right is a member of the Lifeguards (with a white plume on the helmet) and on the left a member of the Blues and Royals. (with a red plume on his helmet). These two regiments are senior members of the British Army. The Lifeguards and Blues and Royals have stood on guard at the Horse Guards since 1660 when King  Charles 11 was restored to the throne.

For more information on the Horse Guards and their horses, the  Cavalry Blacks,please take a look at my earlier blog post: The Day I Met a Cavalry Black.

To see some of the other responses to the photo challenge click on “A Good Match” above.

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  2. nathaswami says:

    Stallion and mare?

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    1. anne leueen says:

      All of the Cavalry Blacks are geldings ( neutered males). Mares can be moody at times so not suitable for this kind of work( parades, traffic etc) stallions would be very difficult as they tend to loose focus. They do well as competition show horses but this work involves too much Standing around to keep their attention. It would be impossible to have a mare and stallion stand together like this. The stallion would have other ideas being in close proximity to a mare and a mare would either be annoyed and would let him know or she would be eager to comply to his wishes. Both would be a disaster on the horse guards parade grounds. Geldings are much better in these situations!

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      1. nathaswami says:

        Very much thank you for your detailed reply.

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      2. anne leueen says:

        You are most welcome. I tried to steer clear of too much humor about the male and female responses to each other that can so often be found in humans as well. Have a good weekend!

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