Bulowayo

15.2hh bay Welsh Cob gelding born 2000

 

In October 2016 we gave a warm welcome to our bold Bulowayo (aka Billy) from The Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery.

During his 10 year career, this chap has worked within multiple parades such as HM The Queen’s Birthday Parade's, and attended many county shows including The Royal Windsor Horse Show.

He may be just under 15.3hh, but what he doesn’t have in height, he has in confidence.Bulowayo started his career in the Gun Team. The gun is drawn by six horses, with three drivers riding the nearside horses of the respective pairs. The gun is attached to the limber, a two-wheeled carriage for ammunition drawn by the gun team.

Bulawayo was fearless during his role in the gun team; however, he sustained an injury and was no longer able to partake in this role. From then on, he served as a Trumpeter's horse for the rest of his working life until he reached 16 years old, when he then developed a lameness which meant he could no longer carry out the work required.