Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 58
Monday 26 February 1917
Cavalry School on Wesminster Dragoon Horses great collar
maketed marks ½ draft animal, very suitable for Gunners or Poison Cart but awful brutes to ride. Only 3 2 paces are known WALK TROT anything over Trot is called galloping!! However these are side lines & a man can learn a lot.
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except if he is told to shorten his stirrup leathers, use both hands on them, put foot in now not ball of toe, etc:- rather amusing after all these years.
IN Cairo for dinner & to buy uniforms etc. I am going to lead a simple life & save my pennies.
Tommy Officers are united up with us.