Two runaway Household Cavalry steeds UNDERGO operations and ‘may never serve again’


Army bosses have cast doubts on the future active duty of the two runaway Household Cavalry horses that rampaged through central London.

What Happened?

‘Seriously’ injured Vida and Quaker were two of the five horses that were spooked as they passed through Wilton Crescent in Belgravia at 8.40am on Wednesday after they heard a loud noise from concrete dropping on the floor.

They Are Recovering Now

Vida, the blood-soaked grey seen running down Fleet Street with Trojan, has undergone surgery for injuries consistent with ‘serious lacerations’ and is now recovering in the Hyde Park Barracks. 

Quaker, a black stallion, was the more seriously injured of the four runaways after it is believed he smashed into the side of a silver Mercedes Taxi, leading to a life-saving surgery at an undisclosed equine hospital

‘We are hoping that both these horses make a recovery. Whether they will recover enough to return to official duties, it’s too early to know for sure,’ an army spokesman said.

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The other two horses – Trojan and Tennyson are expected to make full reoveries and resting under the observation of Army veterinary officers.

Vida is believed to have a history of being spooked and even allegedly kicked a soldier in the head during the King’s Coronation, where he usually carries a trumpeter from the Household Cavalry.

People Injured

Five people, including three soldiers riding the horses, were injured in three separate incidents during the six-mile rampage that lasted two hours. 

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