Well presented. Good back-up evidence provided from family archives. Very impressed. Would recommend to anyone interested in military history of this country, particularly in view of the present war facing our troops and the part that animals are still playing in that role. The modern generations have no idea of the sacrifice made in the two wars, more so the First World War,paticularly the animals and the communities who willingly gave their horses to help this country, from farms, breweries, carriages, transport, colleries etc.to help the troops abroad, as shown. These acts nearly cost this country its ancient bloodlines of these animals, which is another factor not generally known.This is why a very old family of this country shipped their horses to Ireland for safety during Hitlers bombing campaign of the Second World War to protect their ancient bloodlines derived from the Thoughourbreds which originated in this country, from crossing the Dale mares and Scottish Galloways, for their strength and endurance, with Arabian stallions, imported in 1600's-1700's for their grace and intelligence, mainly in Bedale, Yorkshire. As the famous quotation states:- "The fields of Yorkshire reverberated to the sounds of galloping horses."