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King’s Troop

The King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillery are a British Army mounted ceremonial unit that fires royal salutes on royal anniversaries and state occasions

The unit’s soldiers drive a team of six horses that each pull an original First World War-era 13-pounder field guns. The building itself has training areas, an indoor riding school, a veterinary clinic, stables for up to 140 horses, a saddlers’ and tailors’ workshop where all the tack is stitched by hand and the largest, most modest modern blacksmith’s forge in the Army. Furthermore, biomass boilers generate renewable energy to provide heating and hot water from the 40 tonnes of waste produced by the horses each week.